A Double Accident at the Edens Spur: Illinois Tri-State Tollway Pileup

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UPDATE: One person killed in one of the Edens Spur crashes today.

Northbrook Fire Department requested a mutual aid Life Safety Box at about 11:40 a.m. Friday for a multi-car accident at the the Spur and Waukegan Road. The accident involved at least five patients with at least one ‘red’ triage category patient transported to Lutheran General Hospital. A second accident involving a flat-bed semi-trailer truck carrying cement barriers and multiple cars occurred on the Edens Spur about in line with Revere Drive in Northbrook. The second accident was east of the first accident and involved a semi-trailer truck driver trapped in his cab. Both accidents involved extrication. A University of Chicago Medical Helicopter (UCAN) was called to the scene, but was not needed.

Fire departments from Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Morton Grove, and Mount Prospect and others were called for mutual aid for Northbrook Fire Department.