TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

Richards Building Supply Truck Driver Saves Trapped Woman from Burning in Crashed Chevy Trailblazer on Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village

Wed June 01 2016 9:13 am
Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

VIDEO: Richards Building Supply Co. truck driver Johnny Henderson explains what happened Tuesday morning when an oncoming black Chevy Trailblazer was headed straight for his truck on Higgins Road between I-290/IL-53 and Arlington Heights Road [Video used with permission of Captured News].

Richards Building Supply Co. truck driver Johnny Henderson saw an oncoming black Chevy Trailblazer SS jump the median on Higgins Road Tuesday, and did everything he could to avoid a crash with his truck. Henderson was eastbound on Higgins Road east of I-290/IL53 transporting a load of building supplies at about 9:27 a.m. Tuesday when a head-on crash with a westbound Chevy Trailblazer SS occurred.

After the crash, Henderson jumped out of his truck and carried the truck’s fire extinguisher to come to the aid of the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer. Henderson said his first instinct was to get out and save her life. When he came to her side, he discovered the woman driving the SUV was in excruciating pain. He also discovered smoke, and then flames, coming from the engine compartment. He was able to knock back the fire, and then went to reassure the woman that the fire was stopped, and that the fire department was on the way. Henderson said he and another motorist reassured the woman that help was on the way.

Elk Grove Village firefighter/paramedics responded with an extrication response when they learned that a woman was trapped in her SUV. Firefighters arrived by 9:32 a.m. and went to work on extrication and complete extinguishment of the engine compartment fire. Since all eastbound lanes were blocked and the westbound lanes of Higgins Road were also backed up, firefighters were able to travel westbound in the eastbound lanes to the crash scene.

Police shut down westbound Higgins Road at Arlington Heights Road and eastbound Higgins Road at I-290/IL-53 Frontage Road.

The SUV fire was marked completely extinguished at 9:35 a.m. The female driver was extricated by 9:46 a.m. and was initially believed to have non-life-threatening injuries at the scene. She was transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center (not confirmed).

Elk Grove Village Police and Illinois State Police were on the scene for traffic control. Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.

Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to …

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 20.8F, Clear - 2:11 PM CST Jan. 21
    Temperature: 20.8°F | Humidity: 60% | Pressure: 30.55in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0mph
  • Tuesday Night as of Jan. 21 2:02 PM CST
    Tuesday Night - Rain in the evening, then light rain likely and a chance of light snow after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Inland, gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Near the lake, gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation […]
  • Tonight as of Jan. 21 2:02 PM CST
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows 11 to 15. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Tuesday as of Jan. 21 2:02 PM CST
    Tuesday - Slight chance of light freezing rain and light snow in the morning, then light freezing rain, light rain, chance of light snow and light sleet in the afternoon. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Blustery. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 15 […]
  • Winter Weather Advisory - Expires: 6:00 PM CST
    Winter Weather Advisory for Cook County in effect until 6:00 PM CST on January 22, 2019