Video shows immobilized patient transfer immediately after extrication to awaiting Long Grove Fire Protection District rescue ambulance. Video also show use of a TAC Stick® (elapsed time 1:40 and following) to see check for electrically-energized areas of the crash scene.
Firefighter/paramedics from Long Grove Fire Protection District responded just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to a personal injury crash of a Toyota sedan and a full-size van at the intersection of Lake-Cook Road and Hicks Road (Route 53). The Toyota careened into large metal utility pole/street light, trapping the driver in the vehicle at the southeast corner of Lake-Cook Road and Hicks Road.
Rescuers used a Hurst spreader tool to free the victim and also immobilized the victim with a KED and backboard before rescue removal. The victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital by Long Grove firefighter/paramedics.
Firefighters used a TAC Stick® or similar AC current-sensing device to detect live AC power at the crash scene (Google Search TAC Stick®/Demo video below).
VIDEO mid-morning …