Arlington Heights Fire Department responded to a Northwest Community Hospital parking garage with a full extrication response and more, including a rescue squad, fire engine, tower ladder, rescue-ambulance, battalion chief, and a deputy chief.
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Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded just after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at a parking garage at the Northwest Community Hospital campus.
Police arrived first within two minutes to discover a person with traumatic injuries under a vehicle. Firefighter/paramedics arrived a minute after police and called for extra manpower to assist with extrication. Firefighters used specialized fire-rescue air bags, and Hillside Towing was also called to the scene to lift the minivan as part of the rescue attempt. The location of the incident was on a first floor ramp of the entrance/exit to the Busse Center for Specialty Medicine parking garage, just across from the old emergency room entrance. Northwest Community Hospital security personnel also responded immediately to the scene.
An Arlington Heights police accident investigator was working at the scene — taking measurements and photographs. Part of the garage may be blocked during the investigation.
A pedestrian was also struck and injured at Costco in Mount Prospect, directly south of the main doors about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday.