Firefighters and paramedics who successfully revived an elderly woman after she was found unresponsive following a car crash in Barrington Hills have received awards for their actions.
The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District said on Saturday they were proud to recognize several of their members for their “exemplary service.”
Battalion Chief Haller, Captain Christenberry, Lieutenant Callahan, Firefighter-Paramedic Wahlborg, Firefighter-Paramedic Nordmann and Firefighter-Paramedic Warzocha were honored.
The fire crew was recognized for their efforts to save a woman involved in a traffic crash that was the result of a sudden cardiac arrest around 2:55 p.m. on October 13.
The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and Barrington Hills Police Department were called to Brinker Road and Hills and Dales Road for a vehicle crash.
A 911 caller reported a black Volkswagen drove off the roadway and struck a wooden pole, according to fire department radio traffic.
The caller reported one person was unconscious in the vehicle.
Fire crews arrived on the scene and confirmed the female driver of the Volkswagen was unconscious and not breathing.
Paramedics began performing lifesaving measures and transported the woman to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
Barrington Hills Police Department Press Information Officer William Walsh said at the time the 75-year-old woman driving the vehicle appeared to have suffered a medical issue that led to the crash.
The Volkswagen left the roadway and struck several mailboxes, Walsh said.
The vehicle appeared to have been traveling southbound on Brinker Road before leaving the roadway on the west side of Brinker Road.
Walsh said the woman was alive when she was transported by the ambulance to the hospital.