Tuesday, March 12, 2019

1 Dead, 4 Hurt After Car Crashes into CTA Blue Line Train Near I-90 and Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, Chicago

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:34 PM Tuesday to a report of a car on the CTA Blue Line tracks hit by a train 41.982261, -87.875740 (5801 River Rd Rosemont, Il). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a car landed somehow on the CTA Blue Line tracks and was subsequently hit by a CTA train. Rosemont Fire Department was in command of the extrication and rescue operations.

A woman in the front car of the CTA train was injured when she was thrown into the seat in front of her during the crash impact.

The male patient in the passenger vehicle was extricated by 9:18 p.m. and was transported to an unspecified hospital where he was pronounced dead

Chicago Fire Battalion Chief 11 reported by 9:20 p.m. that Rosemont Fire had the situation under control; Chicago Squad 7 and Battalion Chief 11 and Special Operation Chief 5-1-5 from Chicago in service on scene.

There were a total of 5 patients: One patient in the passenger car and four patients in the CTA train car. The patient in the passenger car was an Advanced Life Support patient. One person in the CTA train car was also an Advanced Life Support patient. Three more patients in the train car were Basic Life Support patients.

Three patients were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; one was patient transported to Resurrection Hospital. Initially the total patient count on scene and the patient count reported at hospitals did not match.


FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED ...

ENGINE(S): E156 E ??

TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? Des Plaines TL61

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CHIEF(S): Rosemont BC13 Chicago BC11

EMS: Rosemont A169 A168 A167 Park Ridge A35


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