Long Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:03 AM Saturday April 13, 2019 to a report of a crash with injuries Westbound Lake Cook Rd and Route 53 near the Route 53 spur, Long Grove, Il. Firefighter/paramedics while responding reported heavy traffic congestion in both directions. Long Grove’s Battalion Chief 55 on arrival 11:11 a.m. reported that the crash is an extrication crash, and requested an extra extrication crew, and and additional two ambulances. Four total patients were injured. One patient was entrapped, and required a prolonged extrication operation.
Battalion Chief 55 reported extrication complete at 11:38 a.m.
Three patients were transported to Northwest Community Hospital — one by Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Ambulance 324’s crew and two patients by Palatine Fire Department’s Ambulance 82’s crew. Long Grove FPD Ambulance 55’s crew transported one patient to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital about 11:45 a.m.
The conditions of the patients were not immediately available.
A second crash on westbound Lake Cook Road, closer to Menard’s at about 12:46 p.m., also injured at least four people. Long Ambulance 55R, Arlington Heights Ambulance 4, and Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25 were dispatched to the scene.
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