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Double fatal MVA in Prospect Heights, 9-30-20

Police and firefighters from Prospect Heights and Wheeling responded to a crash with entrapment Wednesday morning (9/30/20) that was reported at Wolf and Palatine Roads. The incident actually occurred at Messner Drive and Wolf Road with both vehicles crashing through an outer fence at the Chicago Executive Airport. An SUV was on it’s roof and a small box truck on it’s side at the edge of a taxiway. Two victims were entrapped and a third was ejected from one of the vehicles and was trounced dead at the scene. One of the other patients also died and the third was critically injured.

SUV upside down after serious crash

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Crash with entrapment near Union, 9-5-20

Union Engine 1543, Brush 1569, and Asst. Chief 1503 along with Marengo and Woodstock units responded to a two-vehicle t-bone crash on Route 176 and Dunham Road in Union 9/5/20. One person was airlifted to a Rockford Trauma Center. The crash caused Route 176 to be closed for about an hour late Saturday night. The crash is under investigation by McHenry County.
Photos by Alex Vucha

crash scene at nigh

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car demolished in crash

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medical helicopter at crash site

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Crash with entrapment in Boone County, 9-1-20

From Tim Olk:

Boone County 2 Fire Protection District Car V.S Semi Pin In With Ejection

Boone County Fire District 2 Firefighters and paramedics at crash scene

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Boone County Fire District 2 Firefighters and paramedics at crash scene

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Boone County Fire District 2 Firefighters and paramedics at crash scene

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Crash with entrapment in Crest Hill, 8-30-20

From the Lockport Township Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Accident with extrication last night at Larkin & Rt 30. Please drive safe. @ Crest Hill, Illinois

aftermath of serious crash

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Multi-vehicle crash in Wayne, 6-20-20

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.

SUV demolished in crash with dump trick

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Rollover crash in Skokie, 8-9-20

This from Max Weingardt:

Rollover on Edens 94 north at Glenview Road around 2:13 Sunday 8/9/20

IDOT Minutemen at crash site

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Skokie Firefighters at I94 crash scene

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rollover crash on highway

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 8-9-20

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 189 South Milwaukee Avenue around 4:15PM on Sunday (8/9/20) for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. The location was within blocks of Wheeling Station 24 and the battalion chief was on the scene quickly. He reported a one-car MVA with extensive damage and entrapment after the car had apparently crossed two lanes of traffic before striking a retaining wall at 189 S Milwaukee and then completely sheered off the front porch of a building at 213 S. Milwaukee before coming to a stop in the adjacent parking lot. Wheeling companies were assisted at the scene by Prospect Heights Ambulance 39 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 52.

A passenger in the car signed a medical release at the scene and the driver was transported to an area hospital after being extricated from the wreck.

crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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Stryker ambulance cot at crash scene

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Multi-vehicle crash in Niles, 7-10-20

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

A high-speed crash Friday evening in Niles damaged six vehicles, but resulted in only minor injuries.

Police did not initially say how fast the black Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a 34-year-old Des Plaines man, was going westbound on Oakton Street as it approached Prospect Street. However, it was learned the Jetta somehow drove into the eastbound lanes just east of Prospect and struck a white GMC SUV driven by a 49-year-old Morton Grove woman.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of a multi vehicle crash in Niles on July 10th in the 8200 Block of Oakton. 
wreckage of car after bad crash

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wreckage of car after bad crash

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Ford Explorer fire chief

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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-29-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to a motor vehicle accident today (6/29/20) in the east bound lanes of Lake-Cook Road just west of Raupp Boulevard in a construction zone. A car traveling westbound reportedly crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a large dump truck carrying asphalt. Firefighters extricated the driver of the car who was entrapped and later transported to a hospital in serious condition. The man, later identified as John Rodgers IV, 49, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The truck driver was unharmed. The roadway remained closed to allow an accident investigation team to reconstruct the incident.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter Frank Doll

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severe damage to car after a crash

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Firefighters and paramedics and police officers at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

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multiple air bag deployment from crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Small plane slides off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport 4-2-20

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters and police were dispatched for a reported plane crash just before 7PM Thursday evening (4/2/20) at the Chicago Executive Airport. Units were advised by the tower that a small plane with one soul on board had landed but was resting in roughly two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway. Wheeling Battalion 24 found the pilot in good condition inside the plane and no hazards. Only units from the still district were held at the scene and all others were held up. The pilot self extricated from the plane and signs a medical release form at the scene. One fire company remained on the scene as a wrecker arrived to remove the plane, a Cessna Skyhawk, from the ditch.

Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

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Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

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Freightliner ambulance

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Wheeling police units on the runway at Chicago Executive Airport

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Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf on airport runway

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Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf in Wheeling

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