Just before 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 19, 2009, a single vehicle roll-over crash occurred involving a mini-van. The crash occurred at the intersection of Quarterhorse Road and Fletchertown Road in Glenn Dale. Three occupants were trapped within the wreckage of their vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using heavy-duty hydraulic tools (Jaws-of-Life). One patient, a 17 year-old-male, has been classified as Priority 1 Trauma (life threatening injuries) and the other two patients, a 14 year-old-female and a 19 year-old-male, sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries. Paramedics transported by ground to two separate trauma centers.
There were 35 firefighters and paramedics that worked on the scene of this incident. They were on-board 1 Engine Company (Bowie-Old Town), 2 Heavy-Duty Rescue Squads (Glenn Dale and Berwyn Heights), 2 BLS Ambulances (Glenn Dale and West Lanham Hills), 2 Paramedic Units (Northview and Glenn Dale), 2 EMS Supervisors and several command officers. The three patients were extricated and on the way to trauma centers within 30 minutes of arrival of fire/EMS units. The Prince George’s County Police Department was on the scene and handling the crash investigation.