Numerous Personal Injury and Property Damage Crashes in Northwest Suburbs During Winter Storm with Winter Storm Warning

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Police and firefighter/paramedics received reports of numerous crashes Monday while a Winter Storm Warning was activated with high winds, sleet, freezing rain, and snow.

Chicago firefighters responded about 6:40 a.m. to a crash involving a charter bus on the inbound Stevenson Expressway near Damen Avenue. A 21-year-old woman was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Two patients not seriously injured were transported to Mercy Hospital, and three patients not seriously injured were transported to St Anthony’s Hospital.

The bus was traveling from Omaha, Nebraska and devastatingly close to their downtown Chicago destination when the accident took place:

Posted by NBC Chicago on Monday, December 28, 2015

Long Grove firefighters responded to a crash at Route 83 and Aptakisic Road at about 9:20 a.m. Two cars were involved with four vehicle occupants signing medical refusals at the scene.

Hoffman Estates firefighters responded about 9:38 a.m. to a report of a crash with entrapment on eastbound I-90 directly under the Barrington Road overpass. Engine 23’s crew reported no entrapment at the crash. The crash possibly involved a semi-trailer truck and two passenger cars with one of the cars with the driver’s door obstructed. The extent of injuries were unknown at I-90 crash. One victim of the crash requested firefighter/paramedics return to the scene after feeling symptoms about 11:10 a.m. about 90 minutes later.

Deerfield-Bannockburn firefighters transported one patient to Lake Forest Hospital after a panel van rolled into the ditch off of the entrance ramp from Half Day Road to the northbound Tri-State lanes about 10:00 a.m.

One vehicle rolled on it’s side on northbound Route 53 near Dundee Road. Palatine firefighter/paramedics arrived about 11:04 a.m. and reported one occupant in the rolled vehicle. The motorist was likely to sign a medical refusal.

About 11:35 a.m. Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a crash on Northbound Route 53 between Algonquin Road and Kirchoff Road. One driver appeared unconscious in a vehicle that was facing southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 53.

Numerous vehicles have crashed into walls and guardrails on expressways and highways or have run off the road into ditches.

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