Rockford Scanner™: Medical Helicopter Working A Scene Near Genoa

Sources are reporting a scene near Genoa.  The medical helicopter from Rockford has landed in a field Southwest corner of Middleton Street and Forest Lane in Genoa Illinois and picked up the victim. Unconfirmed reports are saying a person may have fell and has a serious head injury and needed a medical helicopter for transport to a local ER.  Photos and video by Jared Cornwell. 


Rockford Scanner™: Very Serious Accident Near Roscoe, Medical Helicopter En Route

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Sources are reporting a serious accident near Roscoe. 

There are several vehicles involved a serious accident on I-90 near mile marker 5 3/4, near Roscoe.

A SUV is pinned under a semi.  Heavy extrication was being requested.

One person who is approx. 39 years old, is reported to be injured,
Possible life threatening injuries. (Unconfirmed)
A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.

Traffic is backed up for miles.  Avoid the area.

UPDATE: They requested the medical helicopter to the scene, the medical helicopter was not able to fly, due to the weather. This sounds like a very serious accident scene, DO NOT attempt to get on I-90. This is a very bad scene and traffic is backed up for awhile.

Cheri Barefield   said “I saw the initial accident. It was minor…a car side swiped the semi in heavy rain. The problem is they BOTH stopped in the middle of the interstate! 2 lanes! And traffic was coming up on them fast! Very dangerous situation! I don’t know why they didn’t get off to the side of the road…it was minor damage. I bet someone came up on it and rammed right into them. So sad!”


Rockford Scanner™: Semi vs Car, Person Unresponsive

UPDATE: This is a very bad accident scene. Crime scene has been dispatched. Extrication is being requested to cut a victim out of the vehicle. MD-1 on scene. Medical helicopter is on standby. The accident is on the NE side of the intersection. Reported to be an Amazon Prime semi and a  Chevy Cruz that are involved. Avoid the area for several hours. The traffic is being diverted.

Sources are reporting a bad accident near New Milford. 

It happened near 11th st and Baxter rd.

A semi and a car have collided.

Injuries were being reported.

A person is unresponsive, and possible life threatening injuries.

MD-1 is en route, and the medical helicopter is on standby

Avoid the area, still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Man Falls 3 Stories From A Roof in Roscoe, Medical Helicopter Dispatched

Sources are reporting a man has fallen at least 3 stories from a roof this morning in Roscoe while trying to install an exhaust fan on a roof.

Source said: “Male in his 30’s fell approximately 35 feet from the roof while installing an exhaust fan on the roof at American Aluminum in Roscoe at 8:30 this morning.

Fire Marshall’s were there for an inspection when it happened. He did not have a safety harness on. When paramedics came, he had an approximate 4′ pool of blood around his head. He’s in bad shape!

A medical helicopter went on standby and was en route to the scene, when they decided to cancel the helicopter and transport via an ambulance, because they needed to rush him to the emergency room because of the severity of the injuries.”


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Military Chinook Helicopters Land At The Local National Guard Armory

Several sources are reporting 2 military Chinook helicopters were flying in the area this morning.

There were 2 military Chinook helicopters that were flying in the area.

At least one of them landed at the National Guard Armory in Machesney Park.

It is unknown why they were in the area.

Video by Matt & Phillip

The Chinook helicopters are used for mainly transporting troops and equipment. Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other applications include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search-and-rescue, disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction

The Machesney Park Armory is home to the following:

Special Troops Battalion, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
135th Chemical Company


Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park

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This is what sources are reporting so far.  The police chase was first reported in Machesney Park near N Second. Reports of the vehicle was traveling over 100 MPH. During this time a Department of Homeland Security vehicle was rammed.  Unknown on injuries. The suspect vehicle proceeded to keep fleeing from police. They had a government helicopter in the air and was following the suspect vehicle. A short time later, reports were saying the vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Also reports of a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the same location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources said they were able to catch a suspect at the scene. It is not yet known what the suspect was originally wanted for.  (Possibly drug related according to sources) Please avoid this area, numerous officers are working the scene and are diverting traffic. We will post updates as they become available

The vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Police have the alleged suspects in custody. Unknown on injuries.  Sounds like they might have hit a pedestrian near this location as well. Still developing, avoid the area

Video by Collin

Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park

Several sources reporting numerous police going extremely fast down N Second st towards a scene near N Second and Harlem area.

At this time, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.

All we can tell you is numerous police officers working a scene near this location, and to avoid the area.

We will try bringing you updates, if they become available

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UPDATE: This is a police chase, a police helicopter is following the suspects. The suspect rammed a Department of Homeland Security vehicle during the chase. Still developing.

Video by Ryan

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Boone County

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Several sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County. 

Sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County near Pearl and 20.

Multiple injuries were being reported and at least a couple of ambulances are on scene.  We been told the medical helicopter might have been dispatched to the scene as well. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.

Avoid the area. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Rockford Scanner™: Victim Hit By A Vehicle & Is Not Breathing, Medical Helicopter Requested

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Victim Hit By A Vehicle & Is Not Breathing, Medical Helicopter Requested

On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 5:15 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 173 east of Caledonia Road in rural Boone County for a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered that a white female in her mid-twenties had been struck by a vehicle. Several people had stopped to assist including a District 3 fireman who had begun CPR on the victim. The vehicle believed to have struck the woman remained at the scene after the accident. Capron Rescue Squad, Boone County Fire District #3 and Mercy Health MD-1 attempted to revive the woman.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Route 173 when it struck the pedestrian. Several witnesses reported seeing the woman walking in the roadway wearing all dark clothing.

The female victim was transported the St. Anthony Hospital where she later died. The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the accident. If anyone witnessed the accident or has any information, they are asked to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867


Sources are reporting a person is laying in the roadway and is not breathing.

It happened on 173 west of Caledonia rd.

They are currently performing life saving measures on the victim. (CPR)

They are requesting a medical helicopter to the scene.

UPDATE: The victim was hit by a vehicle and is not breathing.


Rockford Scanner™: Head On Collision, Reports Of Having To Cut Victim Out Of The Vehicle


UPDATE: Female victim was transported to a local hospital via the helicopter, with life threatening injuries.

Sources are reporting around 6:45 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a head on collision. It happened in the area of Baxter and Lindenwood.

Initial reports are saying there is a head on collision near this intersection.

Extrication is being requested to cut a victim out of a vehicle.

Injuries are being reported.  Sources are saying it appears to be serious.

Avoid the area or expect delays. Still developing.

UPDATE: Sounds like a medical helicopter is en route to the scene. Possible garbage truck involved. A female in her 30’s has life threatening injuries and is being transported to a local E.R. via the emergency helicopter.


Rockford Scanner™: Medical Helicopter Crashes With 4 People On Board

Chicago: Around 9:30 pm tonight a medical helicopter has crashed in Chicago, closing down several highways in the area of I-57 & I-94. 

A Superior Air Ambulance helicopter (N312SA) was transporting a female patient approx. 70 years old to Christ Hospital, when they called a MAYDAY to the tower and said they were going down. 

4 people were on board the helicopter. All have been transported to local hospitals. 

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Still developing