MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief spokesperson, 240-508-7930, firstname.lastname@example.org
A pick-up truck slammed into the front wall of a carryout this afternoon causing moderate damage and required two stores to close. According to witnesses, at about 1:45 pm, an adult female driver of the truck appears to have suffered some type of mild medical emergency causing her to lose control of her vehicle. The vehicle jumped a concrete parking block and sidewalk before hitting the brick facade wall of a 1-story commercial establishment. The Ardwick Carry Out bore the brunt of the damage, however, both the carryout and the attached liquor store were closed until inspections and repairs are made. The stores are located in the 8300 block of Ardwick-Ardmore Road in Landover.
In addition to Firefighters and Paramedics the Fire/EMS Department dispatched the Technical Rescue Team in the event of a collapse.
The collision caused a large section of brick to crumble and the wall surrounding the impact area was bowed inwards. As a precaution, firefighters evacuated the two establishments and requested the assistance of a County Building Inspector to assess the damage and stability of the structure.
Paramedics treated the adult female driver and transported her to an area hospital for a checkup of her medical episode and for any possible injuries sustained during the crash. No other injuries were reported and the County Police Department is investigating the incident.
All photos by M.E. Brady