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Steve Banks Killed After Running Red Light and Crashing Into Van and Car at Euclid Ave and Quentin Rd, Palatine

Fri June 01 2012 2:24 pm
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VIDEO: Three-vehicle crash at Euclid Avenue and Quentin Road with accident investigation for a fatal crash Friday morning that resulted in the death of Steve Banks, 32.

Steve Banks, 32, of Mount Prospect has been identified as the victim in a car crash, who was killed when his Chevrolet Impala crashed with two other vehicles at Euclid Avenue and Quentin Road.

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:56 a.m. Friday to a crash with at least one man trapped at Quentin Road and Euclid Avenue. Emergency responders received a report of a three-car crash with heavy damage. Firefighter/paramedics worked to free the victim, who was later identified as Steve Banks, age 32, of Mount Prospect. He was extricated from the Chevy Impala at about 6:16 a.m. He was trapped in the car with life-threatening trauma. There was heavy damage on both sides of the Impala, but the worst damage was on the driver’s side. Two others had minor injuries, but both victims were standing outside of their vehicles — a red Saab 9-3 and a white AT&T Chevy van. A 59-year-old Hoffman Estates woman was driving the SAAB, and a 69-year-old man was driving the AT&T van. Steve Banks was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. The two other victims refused paramedic transportation to the hospital.

Euclid Avenue was blocked from Quentin Road to Roselle Road. Police advised motorists by alerting the media to inform motorists to use Algonquin Road and Roselle Road in the area. Southbound Quentin Road and the southbound Quentin Road lane to westbound Euclid Avenue was open during accident investigation.

Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics assisted Palatine firefighter/paramedics at the scene.

Accident investigators were on the scene and re-opened all lanes of Euclid Avenue about 10:50 a.m. Friday. Although the accident is under investigation, early information and witness reports have alleged that Bank’s Chevy Impala was westbound on Euclid Avenue when the passenger side of the Impala hit and grazed the front of the Chevy van, which was southbound on Quentin Road with a green light. The Impala spun around and was broadsided on the driver’s side by the front end of the red Saab 9-3, which was headed eastbound in the eastbound lanes. It is unknown if the SAAB was in motion when it collided with the Impala. The SAAB had side airbags as well as front airbags. The impact of the second crash spun both vehicles around. The SAAB 9-3 rested facing in the westbound direction. The Impala spun around again after the second impact, and rested facing in the eastbound direction. Investigators believe that Banks was not wearing a seatbelt.

Palatine police do not intend to issue any citations.

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