Rollover multi-vehicle accident 171st Street and LaGrange Road with fatalities
OFPD/April 15, 2012 -- At 8:39 pm Sunday April 15, the Orland Fire Protection District responded in conjunction with the Tinley Park Fire Department to 171st Street and LaGrange Road for a rollover automobile accident. Initial responders found seven patients in three vehicles. One vehicle was rolled over onto the driver’s side and another vehicle had extensive damage requiring heavy extrication.
The dual response agreement between the Tinley Park Fire Department and the Orland Fire Protection District quickly brought two ambulances, two fire companies with extrication equipment and two chief officers to the scene within four minutes of receiving the alarm.
The alarm was upgraded immediately upon arrival of the first unit to include four additional ambulances, three additional extrication units and additional chief officers. Extrication was extensive, removing three patients from the same vehicle.
Two patients were transported to Palos Hospital and one patient to Silver Cross Hospital. Two additional patients refused treatment. Two patients suffered fatal injuries on the scene.
The incident is being investigated by the Orland Park Police Department.
Photo courtesy of Karl Klotz and the OFPD