Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Deerfield Road on Easter Sunday (4/1/18) for a one-car crash with entrapment. An ambulance from the neighboring Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was first on the scene while responding to an unrelated EMS assignment. The SUV struck a tree in the center median and sustained significant damage trapping the driver’s left leg. The extrication was completed after roughly an hour. The cold temperatures prompted the use of a portable heater to provide comfort for the patient. Units from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were working at the scene.
Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to the scene of a two-car MVA Wednesday (6/15/16) at noon. Both drivers were injured and damage to the driver’s side of the sedan hampered access to remove the patient so a pin-in response was requested. Two engines, two ambulances, and the battalion were at the crash site in addition to several police officers. Two patients were transported to area hospitals.