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MVA with entrapment near Long Grove, 3-18-15 (more)

A short video from the tractor-trailer rollover near Long Grove yesterday (3/18/15)

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Driver killed in head-on crash in Long Grove 10-22-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Firefighters were called to the scene of a head-on crash this afternoon on Old McHenry Road north of Cuba Road in Long Grove. First arriving companies reported one car vs a semi ¬†with a fire and the car’s driver trapped. The driver was extricated in short order and transported to Condell Hospital … the fire, reported to have encroached into the passenger compartment was quickly contained.

The semi was parked on the shoulder (northbound on the southbound side of the road) as the driver was delivering building materials up a long driveway with a piggyback truck mounted forklift. He reported seeing smoke as he approached the street having never heard the impact of the crash. He attempted to fight the fire with an extinguisher as did a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy prior to the arrival of the fire department.

Here are some images from the scene.

 

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Firefighters work to extinguish the fire and free the driver. Larry Shapiro photo

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Two Long Grove firefighters work to free the driver from the car as another fights the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

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The airbag did not deploy during the crash. Larry Shapiro photo

More images are at shapirophotography.net

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Fatal crash in Arlington Heights, 3-10-14

Several 9-1-1 calls were received by Northwest Central Dispatch about a rollover accident in the 1600 block of N. Rand Road in Arlington Heights shortly after noon today (Monday). As the incident is on the border of the Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights districts, both departments responded with full assignments after it was determined that there were multiple patients and multiple entrapments.

Five vehicles were involved and the drivers of two required extrication, one of which was handled by Arlington Heights companies and the other by Prospect Heights units. Only one of the four Arlington Heights ambulances was available at the time of the incident. Additional ambulances came from Prospect Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Des Plaines.

One of the drivers did not survive.

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There is speculation that the rolled over vehicle went airborne after hitting this minivan. Larry Shapiro photo

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Fire department personnel check on the drivers of several cars as companies arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

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Two of the vehicles involved. Larry Shapiro photo

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The crew from Prospect Heights Engine 9 goes to work. Larry Shapiro photo

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The engine from the car in the foreground was ejected into the street. Larry Shapiro photo

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Prospect Heights firefighters begin an extrication in the street as Arlington Heights firefighters work to free the driver of the rolled over pickup. Larry Shapiro photo

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Palatine firefighters assist the driver of another vehicle. Larry Shapiro photo

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One patient is removed to an ambulance as another is freed from the wreckage. Larry Shapiro photo

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Both Arlington Heights squads were at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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A witness claims that this pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane. Larry Shapiro photo

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After all patients have been removed. Larry Shapiro photo

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Looking northwest on Rand Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights was at the scene with one engine, the tower ladder, one ambulance, two squads, and several chief officers. Prospect Heights responded with two engines, an ambulance, and several chief officers as well.

A gallery with more image can be viewed at shapirophotography.net

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Buffalo Grove extricates driver from SUV 6-8-12 (update)

Here is the video from the extrication accident in Buffalo Grove last week.

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