5 Hurt in Rollover Crash with Injuries NB Route 53 North of Palatine Rd Near Arlington Heights

Illinois State police and Palatine firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:19 PM Wednesday to a report of a rollover crash with injuries near 42.117022, -88.003742 (Route 53 and Palatine Road Palatine, Il). Police and firefighter/paramedics initially received a report that several vehicles were involved, but only two vehicles were involved -- a Nissan Maxima and a Ford Expedition. The Ford Expedition rolled over, but came to rest upright. Firefighter/paramedics reported no entrapment by 9:27 p.m.

The crash was located over the Anderson Drive bridge.

Five people in the Ford Expedition were injured. A third ambulance was requested by 9:29 p.m. -- Arlington Heights Fire Department Ambulance 2's crew was assigned.

Five people, including at least three children were transported to Northwest Community Hospital

A male driver in the Maxima refused medical transport by paramedics.

For a short time, all three northbound lanes of Route 53 were blocked. By 9:30 p.m. the inside shoulder lane (Lane 1) was open for traffic.

Air temperature was 42°F falling to 41°F with no precipitation at the time of the crash, according to the NWS Office Chicago at O'Hare International Airport.


ENGINE(S): E84 E ??

TRUCK(S): Q85 Q83



EMS: A84, A83, Palatine A2

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