Palatine police and Palatine and Palatine Rural firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:16 PM Saturday January 27, 2018 to a report of an extrication crash at Palatine Road and Roselle Road Inverness, Il. Firefighter/paramedics received a report that police were already on the scene of a crash with injuries.
The first fire crew on arrival — possibly Palatine Rural Ambulance 36’s crew — reported two vehicles west of Roselle Road on Palatine Road and two vehicles east of Roselle along Palatine Road in the trees. Firefighters initially thought there might be two separate crashes.
A second ambulance was requested by 10:21 p.m and the crash response was also updated to an extrication response by 10:21 p.m. with Palatine’s Battalion 8 in command.
A third ambulance was requested by 10:24 p.m. — Ambulance 81’s crew was assigned.
Two patients were extricated from their crashed vehicle, and transported to Northwest Community Hospital; and one patient that allegedly caused the crash was transported to St. Alexius in Hoffman Estates.
According to Palatine police, two vehicles were stopped for a red light on westbound Palatine Road at Roselle Road, and were struck from behind by a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Elizabeth McKenna, age 51, of Princeton Lane in Lake in the Hills.
Two vehicle occupants in the vehicle that was first hit by McKenna’s Equinox required an extrication operation to pop the doors off of their vehicle. Those two people were transported to Northwest Community Hospital, and their conditions were not released.
McKenna was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where she was treated and released, but immediately arrested.
McKenna was charged with Driving Under the Influence, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. She was released on unknown bond, and is scheduled to appear in Cook County Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Air temperature was about 37-38°F at the time of the crash and no precipitation was in the area at the time of the crash.
Elizabeth McKenna, suspected DUI driver in Inverness.
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