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Crash on I-55 near Burr Ridge, 11-12-22

This from Martin Nowak:

Accident on I-55 near 294 at around 12:40. Pleasantview FPD, Illinois State Police, and Burr Ridge police were on scene. 
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Double fatal crash in Park Ridge, 11-8-22

Excerpts from the Park Ridge Police Department on Facebook:

On Tuesday, November 8th at 11:12 AM, Park Ridge police and fire departments responded to a traffic crash at Oakton and Cumberland. Upon arrival, polcie officers found a 2007 Honda sedan had crashed into a house located at 901 Oakton St. There were two occupants in the vehicle. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. Information pertaining to the victims will be released at a later time pending notification of family. The residence at 901 Oakton was unoccupied at the time of the crash.
 
A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the Honda was observed by witnesses as traveling southbound on Cumberland approaching Oakton. The Honda continued southbound through the intersection and into the house which is located on the south side of the intersection.
 
The Park Ridge Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Niles and Des Plaines firefighters.
 
The Park Ridge Police Department is being assisted in the investigation by the MCAT Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.
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Fatal crash in Prospect Heights, 8-27-22

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

At 0549 Prospect Heights Squad 9 was dispatched to a car fire at the Motel 6, 540 Milwaukee Avenue. Before they left quarters it was upgraded to an accident with entrapment adding Battalion 9, Ambulance 9, Chief 900, plus Wheeling Ambulance 23, Ambulance 24, Engine 23, Tower 24, and Mount Prospect Truck 14. Multiple calls indicated the car had hit the levee wall and went into the Des Plaines River. Then it was reported there were victims in the river, possibly children. A swift water compliment was added: Wheeling Battalion 24 and Dive Squad 24, Dive 63 and Squad 63 from Des Plaines, and a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods boat.

The crash was located just south of the Motel 6 at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and River Road. On arrival, companies found an SUV that had crashed through the guard rail and went over the concrete levee wall into the Des Plaines River. One occupant was ejected with other possible occupants in the car. First arriving companies laddered the levee wall and went down the embankment to the car, where they extinguished the fire before starting a shore-based search. The ejected victim was DOA. The search of the river did not reveal any additional victims.

The Des Plaines River levee is a concrete wall that runs along the east side of Milwaukee Avenue south from Palatine Road to just north of Euclid/Lake Avenue. It is about 12 inches thick and extends several feet below grade so as to resist erosion. It extends above grade anywhere from a few feet tall to a height of over ten feet. At the location impacted by this car, it was 5-6 feet high. It appeared the impact may have moved the top of the levee wall as much as two inches closer to the river.

 

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Rollover crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 8-14-22

Police and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were called for a 1-car rollover crash with entrapment Sunday afternoon on Hawthorne Road near Vernon Lane. They found an SUV that had struck a tree, on it’s side, with two passengers inside. The driver was removed through the sunroof and transported to the hospital by Buffalo Grove. A Palatine ambulance was requested for the car’s passenger. Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25, and Palatine Ambulance 82 were at the scene in addition to Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Safety Chief 408, and several Buffalo Grove police units.

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Extrication response in Buffalo Grove, 8-12-22

Police officers and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were dispatched for an accident with entrapment today (8/12/22) at 2:30PM. The address given was 1185 Auburn Lane, which is north of Lake Cook Road at Arlington Heights Road. The caller was a man who said he was trapped underneath his truck. The address was determined by a cell phone ping of the caller.

Responding units found a tractor-trailer parked in the northbound curb lane of Arlington Heights Road adjacent to the Auburn Lane address. The trucks’s driver, apparently parked there and crawled underneath to inspect or attempt to repair some mechanical issue. While underneath the truck, it appears that the rig may have moved slightly as the truck was on a slight downward slope. One of the rear wheels of the tractor pinned the driver’s foot, trapping him in place.

Firefighters had some concern about the rescue operation and perhaps the truck’s stability, so they requested Long Grove Squad 55 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 to provide additional cribbing. At the same time, they requested an emergency response of a heavy wrecker to possibly lift the truck off of the driver. Shortly after a heavy wrecker arrived from Hillside Towing, firefighters were able to free the driver with airbags and the cribbing on hand. The two squads were cancelled and the tow truck stood by and eventually towed the tractor and trailer from the scene.


 

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Auto accident with entrapment in Northbrook, 8-4-22

Photos from Tim Olk of an extended extrication along the Edens Expressway (I94) near Dundee Road in Northbrook Thursday evening (8-4-22). Firefighters from Glencoe, Deerfield, and Wilmette assisted Northbrook firefighters. One patient was transported via helicopter to Lutheran General Hospital.

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Cary Fire Department Crash with Entrapment

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Fatal crash in Northbrook, 2-10-22

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One person was killed Thursday evening when a vehicle was hit just after 7 p.m. by a southbound Amtrak train near the Deerfield station and dragged south near the Edens Spur. The car went on to burst into flames. One person was confirmed dead in the vehicle.

Metra Milwaukee District North line trains were halted following the accident.

Northbrook firefighters at the scene of a fatal crash after a train struck a pickup truck

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Multiple injury MVA in Park Ridge, 1-16-22

Images from Tim Olk of an EMS Box Alarm in Park Ridge 1/16/22

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Crash with injuries in the North Maine Fire Protection District, 12-22-21

Park Ridge Tower 36 was first on the scene of a two-car crash this morning (12/22/21) in the intersection of Golf and Dee Roads in unincorporated Cook County. They were returning to quarters from the House fire in Des Plaines. North Maine FPD Battalion 1, Ambulance1, and Engine 1R responded to the scene. One patient was transported to the hospital.

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