Archive for category crash scene video

MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.


Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

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panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.


crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

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MVA with car fire and injury in Wheeling, 11-22-18

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to a parking lot at McHenry Road and Denoyer Trail Thursday night (11/22/18) for a car fire with reported entrapment. Police found one car that crashed into a tree in the parking lot of a small shopping center. There was fire in the engine compartment and an occupant had been pulled to safety by bystanders. Firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire and transport the patient to an area hospital.


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Crash with entrapment in Hampshire, 11-2-18

From the Hampshire FPD:

We responded to a vehicle accident vs tree with heavy damage on Harmony north of Kelley Road earlier this afternoon (11/2/18). One patient was extricated and transported to an Elgin hospital with serious injuries. We received mutual aid from Burlington and Pingree Grove Fire Protection Districts as we had multiple calls in progress.


crash crashed into trees

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Crash with entrapment in Milwaukee County Wi 10-22-18

This from Asher Heimermann:

I captured video of a serious car crash involving a tree on Interstate 43 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on Monday, October 22nd. 
The North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to the call. So did Flight for Life medical helicopter. Two people were trapped and injured. No deaths were reported at the scene. 


Flight for Life and North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to this incredibly serious vehicle crash on Interstate 43 near Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on Monday, October 22, 2018. The impact of the crash toppled a tree onto the interstate and impaled the car.

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West Chicago Fire Protection District news

This from Dave Weaver,

Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure

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9/5/18 WEST CHICAGO – Airplane Nose Gear Failure Emergency Landing at DuPage Airport – Video by Dave Weaver
DETAILS: At 11 a.m. the West Chicago Fire District responded to an emergency standby for a Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure. The pilot and one passenger flew around for approximately 1 1/2 hours to burn off fuel before landing the aircraft at 12:20 p.m. The pilot chose to land on the older runway, Runway 20L, instead of the newer runway, 20R. Neither of the aircraft’s occupants appeared to be injured. Heavy machinery was used to tow the aircraft to a hanger.


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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 7-21-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were dispatched to a multi-car crash with entrapment on Milwaukee Avenue at Hintz Road Saturday afternoon (7/21/18) around 2PM. On arrival, companies found three vehicles with heavy damage. One vehicle had three occupants requiring extrication. Wheeling Battalion 24 requested Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 and a total of six ambulances to the scene in addition to Wheeling Engines 23 and 42 that were already at the scene. in addition to Prospect Heights 901, Engine 39, and Battalion 9. 

Seven patients were transported from the scene several of which were in serious condition. Northfield Squad 29, Des Plaines Engine 61, Deerfield-Bannockburn Ambulance 19, and Long Grove  Ambulance 55 covered the Wheeling stations.


Firefighters work to extricate victims after a crash

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Crash with entrapment in Sugar Grove, 5-20-18

This from Dave Weaver:

5/23/18 SUGAR GROVE – Two-Vehicle Rollover Crash w/ Entrapment and Medevac Rt. 47 and Park Ave. – Video by Dave Weaver

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Sugar Grove Fire Protection District news

This from Dave Weaver:

3/25/18 SUGAR GROVE – Rollover Car Crash w/ Injuries EB Rt. 56 south of I-88 – Video by Dave Weaver


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Crash with entrapment in Aurora, 3-13-18

This from Dave Weaver,

3/13/18 AURORA – Two Critical from Head-On SUV vs. Van Crash w/ Double Entrapment Bilter Rd. between Eola Rd. and DuPage Pkwy.

The Aurora Police Traffic Division investigated a two-vehicle, head-on crash that occurred around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 that critically injured two Aurora men. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 21-year-old man was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer westbound on Bilter Rd. when it crossed the center line and hit an eastbound 2006 GMC Savana about two-tenths of a mile east of Wilton Ln. The Savana was being driven by a 48-year-old man. The men were the only occupants of their respective vehicles and both had to be extricated by Aurora firefighters. Both were transported by ground ambulance to a suburban hospital for critical, but non-life threatening injuries. No citations had been issued in the day following the crash pending further investigation. It was not clear if alcohol or drugs played a factor. Bilter Rd. between DuPage Pkwy. and the I-88 Eola Rd. Tollway ramp were closed for several hours while the crash was reconstructed. Volunteers from Aurora Emergency Management assisted with traffic control. – Video by Dave Weaver


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