Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rollover Crash into a Tree with Serious Injuries on Higgins Rd Between Arlington Heights Rd and Route 53, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:52 AM Wednesday to a report of crash with injuries at 42.030344, -88.005058 (Arlington Heights Road west of Higgins Road Elk Grove Village, Il). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a black Subaru left the roadway and crashed into a tree on the south side of the eastbound lanes of Higgins Road (Route 72).

The Subaru was flipped on it side with very severe damage with severe intrusion on the passenger side. Extrication was prolonged -- taking about one hour. The patient was extricated at about 7:57 pm. No other people were injured in the crash.

The patient was transferred by Elk Grove Village Ambulance 10's crew to the landing zone and Flight for Life helicopter. Some extra patient care occurred at the landing zone. Flight for Life lifted off about 8:20 a.m. and transported the patient to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Traffic was blocked in both directions of Higgins Road for over an hour. Traffic in both directions was opened at about 8:30 a.m.

Arlington Heights Rescue Squad 1's crew worked with Elk Grove Village firefighter/paramedics on the extrication operation.

Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff, Cook County Forest Preserve Police, Schaumburg Police and Elk Grove Village Police were all on the scene. Illinois State Police is likely the lead investigating police agency on the crash on a state route through a forest preserve (not confirmed).

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