VIDEO: Prospect Heights Crash Truck 39 and ambulances respond to a crash involving a truck and two cars, which caused at least one of the truck’s gas tanks to cause a fire (CREDIT: YouTube.com/brian60093).
Northfield firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:09 p.m.to a truck vs. car crash with a truck on fire on top of a car in the northbound lanes of the Edens expressway. Firefighters reported seeing flames while responding to the fire. Immediately on arrival, firefighters called for the Northfield ladder truck and a Prospect Heights airport crash truck stationed at Chicago Executive Airport.
The crash location was in the northbound lanes of the Edens Expressway, just north of the Willow Hill Executive Center, which is located on the opposite side of the expressway on the Frontage Road.
NORTHFIELD ENG 28, AMB 29, AMB 28, BC 26 DISPATCHED TO NORTHBOUND EDENS EXPRESSWAY, JUST SOUTH OF TOWER ROAD.
NORTHFIELD TWR 24 AND PROSPECT HEIGHTS CRASH TRUCK 39 RESPOND AT ABOUT 9:14 PM. WHEELING CRASH TRUCK 23 ALSO RESPONDS.
MABAS DIVISION 3 BOX BOX 2E-1 FOR AN AMBULANCE BOX REQUESTED ABOUT 9:30 PM.
NORTHFIELD BATTALION CHIEF, NORTHFIELD TWO AMBULANCES, NORTHFIELD ENGINE, NORTHFIELD TRUCK, WILMETTE TRUCK, GLENVIEW TRUCK 14, NORTHBROOK SQUAD, GLENCOE AMBULANCE, NORTHBROOK AMBULANCE, MORTON GROVE AMBULANCE, GLENVIEW BATTALION CHIEF 6, WINNETKA CHIEF, AND LINCOLNWOOD MUTUAL AID.
Apparently a truck traveling northbound changed lanes from a right lane toward the center lane and struck a car. The truck then veered right and struck a second car, driving over it. The truck then came back left and hit the median wall of the northbound expressway lanes of the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94).
An EMS Box was requested bringing a total of two ambulances from Northfield, an ambulance from Glencoe, an ambulance from Nortbrook, and an ambulance from Morton Grove. At least one victim was transported Advanced Life Support to Evanston Hospital with third degree burns. Three other people were transported with minor injuries to unspecified local hospitals.
Both the northbound lanes and the southbound lanes of the Edens Expressway were closed during crash/rescue operations.
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Red Marker “A” shows approximate crash location on the northbound lanes of Interstate 94/Route 41 (Edens Expressway/Skokie Highway).