Paramedic Engine 842 from Oxon Hill was involved in a motor vehicle crash involving minor injuries. At about 11:15 AM, Friday, June 05, 2009, while en route to a crash on the Capitol Beltway with emergency warning devices activated, Paramedic Engine 842 was rear ended by a civilian vehicle at Branch Avenue and Auth Way in Silver Hill. The four firefighters on-board the engine will be transported to an area hospital for a check-up, however, injuries appear minor. The civilian involved in the crash has also been transported to an area hospital for a check-up with injuries that appear to be non-serious.
The engine will be placed out-of-service until the unit can be inspected. Additional firefighters will be called into work to cover for the injured firefighters.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating the crash. It is unknown what caused the crash and if any charges will be placed.