Vehicle vs Utility Pole Extrication Crash at Rand Road and Ballard Road, Des Plaines Closes Rand Rd

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A second injured victim of a high-speed crash in Des Plaines was found about five hours after a high-speed crash into a utility pole occurred.

Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:21 AM Monday April 2, 2018 to a vehicle vs utility pole crash with a line down across the roadway at Rand Road and Ballard Road Des Plaines, Il. Engine 61’s crew on arrival by 2:25 a.m. reported a heavily entrapped vehicle.

A third ambulance was requested by 2:32 AM.

A white Lexus sedan hit a utility pole, which caused a power line to fall down across a roadway. Firefighter/paramedics extricated one female by about 2:40 a.m. The female patient in the vehicle told police and firefighter/paramedics that there were two people in the car with her. Police and firefighter/paramedics searched the area, including the woods, until about 3:20 a.m., but did not find any other victims.

UPDATE: Police found one other victim, and now believe there was only a second victim, not a third victim. The first female patient was found in a passenger seat before she was extricated. The second victim was a male, who was found by police in the parking lot behind Chicago Behavioral Hospital nearby the crash scene. The man was bleeding, wearing no shoes and no jacket in cold weather. Police believe the found man was the woman’s boyfriend, who was a driver, who left the scene. He could face charges. The woman was mistaken about the third victim, who was her father. He was dropped off at another location before the crash.

At least 200 ComEd customers were without power after the crash.

The female patient was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

ComEd arrived on the scene about 2:59 a.m.

Rand Road remained closed between Miner Street/Dempster Street and Elk Boulevard as of 8:55 a.m.

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ENGINE(S): E61  E ??  


SQUAD(S): SQD ?? Service Truck 63

CHIEF(S): BC61  

EMS: A61  A63  Park Ridge A36

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