Monday, September 25, 2017

Police-Involved Hit-and-Run Crash, Police Officer Seriously Injured at Elmhurst Rd and Colonial Dr, Wheeling

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:31 PM Sunday to a police request for a crash with extrication, Elmhurst Road and Colonial Drive Wheeling, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived to find an unmarked police SUV facing northbound, wrecked just south of McHenry Road.

A white Toyota Camry was further south by about 150 feet, facing southbound, with heavy front-end damage.

Engine 42's crew on arrival reported a patrolman in a police SUV was seriously injured.

Witnesses reported the driver of a white Toyota Camry continued southbound on Elmhurst Road with the vehicle "popping" after crashing with the unmarked police SUV that was facing northbound. Witness said the driver of the second vehicle fled the scene on foot, after the driver's Toyota Camry became disabled and stopped.

The police officer was extricated by 9:43 p.m. Witness in the neighborhood said he was packaged with a cervical collar and backboard.

The fleeing driver was captured a short time later, and a second ambulance was dispatched for the suspect.

Police officer transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with an extra paramedic on board.

The suspect was apprehended by 9:53 p.m. and was immediately evaluated by paramedics.

The suspect was possibly transported to Glenbrook Hospital by Ambulance 23's crew.

There was no information available overnight regarding charges.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E42 E23

TRUCK(S): T24

SQUAD(S): SQD ??

CHIEF(S): BC24 2400

EMS: A24 A23

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