VIDEO: Multiple injury, multiple vehicle crash with one fatality on Rand Road west of Thomas Street Monday afternoon [WARNING: Video shows a chaotic scene with the intent to show the skills of firefighter/paramedics as they are safely working two extrication operations simultaneously].
UPDATE: Victim identified … See The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com …
Stanley Ksiazek Identified in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Rand Rd Near Thomas St …
Arlington Heights police and Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:17 PM Monday to a report of a rollover crash with injuries at Rand Road and Thomas Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a vehicle crash involved a rollover with people trapped. Two men were trapped in their vehicles.
Firefighters set up an extrication operation and extricated both victims quickly.
At least five vehicles were involved in the crash. A witness who saw the accident was southeastbound on Rand Road when she suddenly’s saw a red pick up truck coming right at her going northwest in the southeastbound lanes. She was able to swerve out-of-the-way, but then she saw the collision in her rearview mirror. She estimated the speed of the pick up truck was 80 mph. The pick up truck ended up upside down on the south side of Rand Road.
At least four people were transported to local hospitals. One victim was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Another victim was transported to Level I Trauma Center Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. One of the victims was pronounced dead at a local hospital. An update will be provided as soon as police release information about the crash.
Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Rolling Meadows were on the scene.
Rand Road will be blocked in both directions between Thomas Street and Dryden for an extended accident investigation. rand Road was partially opened about 3:30 p.m. is now open. Thomas Street was open during the investigation, but it was congested in the area — especially westbound because most of the northwest traffic turned west on Thomas Street.
This is a developing story and there may be additional incident information related to this crash. More information will be published when police release additional information or if other information becomes available before the police release release.
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