Buffalo Grove Police Seeking Witnesses to Head-on Crash that Injured 5 People on Milwaukee Ave Near Loft 21 at Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire Border

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:36 p.m. Saturday February 8, 2020 to a head-on crash in front of Loft 21, 1501 North Milwaukee Avenue and south of Parkland Drive.

A second ambulance was requested by 3:41 p.m. and then a third and fourth ambulance for the crash that involved several injuries. Buffalo Grove and Wheeling ambulance were dispatched along with two Lincolnshire-Riverwoods ambulances. A fifth ambulance was requested by 3:46 p.m. A Deerfield-Bannockburn ambulance was assigned as the fifth ambulance.

At least one crash victim as trapped in one of the vehicles and was extricated by 3:55 p.m.

Three patients were transported to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Two patients were seriously injured and three patients were initially believed to be suffering less serious injuries.

About 3:35 p.m., the driver of a 2020 Volvo sedan and the driver of a 2015 Honda SUV were involved in the crash on Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Parkway Drive. The Speed Limit on Milwaukee Avenue is 45 MPH according to Google Maps Street View.

The crash was determined to be in the jurisdiction of Buffalo Grove, and the Buffalo Grove Police Department is seeking witnesses to the crash involving the multiple injured victims.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team joined the investigation with the Buffalo Grove Police Department on scene and is continuing with the investigation. Milwaukee Avenue was closed in both directions between Aptakisic Road and Busch Parkway for an extended time period.

Buffalo Grove Police Department is urging any citizens with information about crash to call the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560 and request to speak to Sergeant Michelle Kondrat or Officer Mike Carlson.

Loft 21 is at the site of the former Cubbie Bear.




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