Palatine Fire Department responded at 5:06 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 to a report of an accident with injuries on Euclid Ave. east of Quentin Road in Palatine. While en route, additional callers reported that at least one person was trapped in a vehicle, and an entrapment response with additional ambulances was dispatched. The first Palatine Fire Department crew arrived on the scene in less than 6 minutes and reported 2 passenger vehicles involved, both with heavy damage. Crews found three patients involved in the incident, two of whom required extrication from separate vehicles. All three patients involved were transported to hospitals, two (an adult female and a juvenile) to Northwest Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and one (an adult male) to Lutheran General Hospital with critical injuries.
A total of 16 firefighters operated at the scene, including two engine companies, one tower ladder truck, one rescue squad and three ambulances which responded to the scene along with a command officer. Units from the Rolling Meadows Fire Department and Palatine Rural Fire District were among the responders to the scene as part of automatic aid agreements.
The accident is under investigation by the Palatine Police Department. Any further inquires or questions should be directed to the Palatine Police.
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