Mom and Baby in Stroller Hit by Car at Hintz Rd and Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights police and Wheeling firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:29 AM Thursday to a report of a mom and baby in a stroller hit by a vehicle at Hintz Road and Schoenbeck Road Wheeling, IL. Wheeling Fire Department Ambulance 23's crew discovered a mom and baby in a stroller that had just been hit by a vehicle, and lying in the east crosswalk crossing Hintz Road.

A mom, age 35, was hit by a car and very seriously injured. Her child, an infant of unknown age, was also hit and believed to be a Basic Life Support patient (BLS).

A second ambulance was requested about 10:30 a.m. -- A24 assigned.

A third ambulance requested by Wheeling Battalion Chief 24 at about 10:40 a.m. -- Wheeling Ambulance 42 was assigned.

Ambulance 23's crew transported one patient Advanced Life Support (ALS) to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by 10:55 AM; and Ambulance 24's crew transported one patient BLS to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Lutheran General was on bypass since about 2:00 a.m., but accepted the ALS patient from Hints Road and Schoenbeck Road.

One BLS patient transport to Glenbrook Hospital (not confirmed).

The crash was in Prospect Heights jurisdiction, but was managed by Wheeling Fire Department since the Wheeling ambulance crew discovered the crash. Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics also responded to the scene.

Prospect Heights police and the crash investigation unit for the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) were on the scene for an extended accident investigation. Police officers from Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and South Barrington were part of the MCAT team. Wheeling police were also on the scene.

Hintz Road was blocked in both direction east of Schoenbeck Road from 10:30 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m.


ENGINE(S): E23 Prospect Heights Engine


CHIEF(S): BC24 Prospect Heights BC9

EMS: A23 A42

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