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Monday, February 20, 2012

Departmental Collision Sends Two to Hospital

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

The Volunteer Chief from the District Heights Fire/EMS Station was involved in a 2-vehicle motor vehicle crash while responding on a call.  At around 7:00 pm, Monday, February 20,  the chief officer was responding to an emergency incident with lights and audible warning devices on.  While clearing the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive a civilian vehicle collided with the Fire Department vehicle.

The lone occupant of the civilian vehicle, an adult female, was transported to an area hospital with injuries to her lower extremities.  The volunteer chief, an adult male, was transported to the same hospital with pain and discomfort in his upper body.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage and could be totaled.  The County Police Department are investigating the incident.  

As a matter of standard operating procedure the operator of the fire department vehicle will undergo a post-crash screening.

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