Excerpts from the kcchronicle.com:

A chaotic multi-vehicle crash with serious injuries occurred Saturday morning, 6/20/20, on Dunham Road north of Army Trail Road in Wayne. Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District Fire Chief John Nixon said the accident scene was spread 100 yards along the roadway.

“The first 911 call came in at 10:20 a.m..” Nixon said. “When we arrived on the scene, it was utter chaos. … There were multiple victims and they were doing triage for the most seriously injured.”

The accident occurred when a black SUV stopped while headed south on Dunham Road and was rear-ended by a red SUV. The first SUV had a woman and two children in it. The red SUV bounced off the black SUV and hit a semi-truck carrying gravel, then flipped over in a ditch. Then a garbage truck hit the front end of the black SUV, spun off the road and ran into a big tree, trapping a driver and passenger inside. The red SUV had three occupants who had minor injuries and did not need extrication.

“The front of the garbage truck does not have a whole lot of protection. The two men in the truck were pinned when the truck’s dashboard collapsed on them,” Nixon said. “It took the better part of 90 minutes to get them free from the vehicle. We worked out there for three hours to secure the scene. The last patient was taken out two hours after the accident.”

The garbage truck driver suffered major trauma to his lower extremities and was flown by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. The passenger was taken to an area hospital. The driver of the gravel truck also had minor injuries.

The South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District, Carol Stream Fire Department, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, Bartlett Fire Protection District, and the St. Charles Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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