Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pickup Truck Crashes Off Northbound Route 53, Through 2 Fences into Backyard at Wikke Rd and Roanoke Dr, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:25 PM Sunday to a report of a crash on northbound Route 53 south of Rand Road that turned out to end in a yard near Wilke Road and Roanoke Drive Palatine, Il. Iinitially police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the crash was on northbound Route 53 south of Rand Road. The crash was actually a one-pickup truck crash. The pickup truck exited the northbound lanes of Route 53, crashing through a fence, crossing a frontage road, and hitting a fence in a backyard on Wilke Road. The house where the backyard was located is at the northeast corner of Wilke Road and Roanoke Drive, Palatine.

There was a report of two infants or children removed from the vehicle with one or two adults still in the pickup truck ... before firefighter/paramedics arrived.

ArlingtonHeights Ambulance 4's crew and Squad 2's crew were also dispatched for the same crash -- a little later after the crash was reported on Wilke Road north of Roanoke. Palatine firefighters on arrival confirmed the crash reports were reporting the same crash.

Palatine firefighter/paramedics reported they reported they were on the scene, They were in Arlington Heights' jurisdiction, and took command of the incident.

The gas tank of the pickup truck was ruptured by a street sign metal post, and was leaking gasoline. Palatine firefighters stood by with a line while A Express towing company worked to removed the truck.

Three patients were transported by Palatine and Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics to Northwest Community Hospital. Their injuries initially appeared to be non-life-threatening.


ENGINE(S): Palatine Rural E36 (returned)

TRUCK(S): Q83 TL85

SQUAD(S): SQD85 (returned) Arlington Heights SQD2 (returned)


EMS: A83 A81 (returned) Arlington Heights A4

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