Quick extrication crash on northbound Route 53 south of Palatine Road where vehicle left the expressway and landed in a neighborhood parkway at Lancelot Lane and Citadel Court.
Illinois State Police and Palatine firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:30 AM Sunday to a report of crash with injuries at Lancelot Lane and Citadel Court Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a vehicle hit a tree after leaving the roadway of northbound Illinois Route 53.
Firefighter/paramedics worked on the expressway and on the side streets at Lancelot Lane and Citadel Court. There was early report that there was more than one occupant in the vehicle. The crew from Squad 85 went to work on a quick extrication out the front passenger door of the heavily damaged BMW SUV, while other crews searched the area for a second victim. No second vehicle occupant was found.
Engine 84’s crew stood by with a line while Squad 85’s crew worked on a quick dash lift to free the victim’s legs. The patient was extricated by 2:48 a.m. and transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with Ambulance 84’s crew.
A neighborhood resident on the scene heard a loud boom, and rushed outside as he called 9-1-1. He was able to tell the crash victim that paramedics were on the way. The victim was calling for help as a neighborhood resident approached.
No other known vehicles were involved in the crash, and Illinois State Police are investigating.
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