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Monday, July 6, 2009

Laurel I-95 Crash Injures 8

Prince George’s and Howard County Firefighters and Paramedics worked together to handle a single vehicle crash that resulted in eight injuries this afternoon. At about 3:15 PM, Monday, July 6, 2009, firefighters and paramedics from each jurisdiction dispatched a rescue assignment to the area of Interstate 95 North of the Brooklyn Bridge overpass and before the County line. Fire/EMS units from Laurel arrived first and encountered a Ford mini-van, for unknown reasons, that had left the roadway and travelled into a wooded area on the center median strip. The van impacted with trees causing the ejection of three of the occupants. The Ford mini-van then rolled over, ending up back on its wheels in a grassy drainage ditch of the median strip.

A total of 8 patients were transported to various area hospitals and trauma centers. Four adults went to trauma centers with non-life threatening injuries and four adult patients went to area hospitals with less serious injuries.

The Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.

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