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Monday, August 9, 2010

PGFD NEWS - Significant Motor Vehicle Crashes Today

Three significant motor vehicle crashes have occurred this Monday, August 9, 2010. The first incident occurred at about 8:45 am when a car, for whatever reason, left a parking lot, accelerated over the sidewalk and through the front glass window of a 1-story commercial building in the 10700 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Beltsville. Two occupants of the vehicle, 40ish/female and a 60ish/female, initially refused any treatment by paramedics, however, were eventually transported to an area hospital for a check-up. A building inspector was en route to check on the integrity of the structure. There was no need for the services of our Technical Rescue Team to provide structural support as the damage appeared to be mostly glass and cosmetic. The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating.

At about 9:45 am, Firefighter/Medics from the Ritchie area responded to a 3-vehilce motor vehicle crash in the 2000 block of Ritchie-Marlboro Road. One person was severely trapped in his vehicle. Firefighters worked for about 30 minutes with heavy duty hydraulic equipment to cut the vehicle away from the trapped occupant. Once the lengthy extrication was complete, an adult male, 30ish years of age, was transported by paramedics to a Trauma Center suffering life threatening multi-system trauma. The operators of the other two vehicles involved were not injured. The Prince George’s County Police Department, including their Accident Reconstruction Team, is investigating this incident.

At about 12:30 pm, a 2-vehicle crash occurred leaving an adult female trapped in her car. Firefighter/Medics from the Beltsville and Laurel Fire/EMS Stations responded to Route 1 at Muirkirk Meadows and extricated the 20ish-year-old female and transported her to a trauma center. Her injuries are not considered life threatening. The teen-aged male was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The Maryland State Police-College Park is investigating the crash.


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