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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crash with Injury on Laurel-BowieRoad in Bowie

A multi vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment occurred at about 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The crash occurred on Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197) near Grason Lane in Bowie, MD. Four passenger vehicles were involved in what started out as a head-on collision when, according to witnesses, a vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a school bus. No students were on the bus. The vehicle entered into the opposing lane of traffic resulting in a four vehicle collision. An adult female and an adult male were trapped in their separate vehicles before firefighters quickly extricated them. Those 2 patients were transported by paramedics to a trauma center with what appear to be serious, non-life threatening injuries. Five other patients; adult female, her pre-teen son, 2 teen-aged males and 1 teen-aged female sustained minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals. 3 adults were evaluated at the scene and refused transport. City of Bowie Police are investigating.

Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197) was closed in both directions between Annapolis Road (Route 450) and Grason Lane.

School Bus Contacts Low-Hanging Utility Lines.

At about 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, a school bus came in contact with low hanging utility lines and pulled them down onto the bus while travelling on Guilford Road in College Park. The approximately 40 students on-board from the Hyattsville Middle School remained calm as College Park Firefighters took all required precautions in dealing with downed overhead utility lines and stood-by awaiting the arrival of a utility company. PEPCO arrived just before 4:00 pm and removed the potential hazards from the bus. No injuries occurred.

EMS WEEK - Do You Have What it Takes to Handle a Shift????

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is preparing to honor our EMS personnel who dedicate their lives for our safety and well being. We want the members of the media to experience just a small portion of what our EMS personnel experience on a daily basis. See the dedication commitment, compassion and extraordinary level of pre-hospital care, up front and in-person, of our Fire Fighter/Medics and EMT’s. Do you have what it takes to handle this action???

National EMS Week is May 16 through 22, 2010, and we invite the members of the media and the general public to join us in recognizing our personnel for everything they do.

 We encourage all members of the media including radio, TV, print, internet in any job capacity to consider attending a ride-along with our EMS units. You pick the day and time frame and then experience a day that you will not soon forget.

 The Fire/EMS Department will make EMS personnel available to appear on your shows or be available for interviews during EMS Week. Personnel will be certified paramedics that will be well-versed about EMS Week and related activities.

 On May 17, 2010, Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones will award several deserving Fire/EMS personnel for notable actions.

Other activities are being planned and will be announced. We encourage everyone’s participation.

To set-up a ride-along or interviews with our EMS personnel, please, contact me via e-mail or call me at 240-508-7930.