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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vehicle Runs Off Beltway - Involves High-Angle Rescue

Firefighters performed a dramatic and extensive high-angle rescue this morning including the extrication of a trapped person.  Just before 4:00 am, Saturday, November 3, Fire/EMS units were alerted to a single vehicle crash on the inner-loop of the Capital Beltway just before Kenilworth Avenue in Greenbelt.  The car, for whatever reason, left the roadway, down a steep embankment and overturned in a drainage culvert approximately 25-feet below grade.  Firefighters on-board the heavy-duty rescue squad from Berwyn Heights performed the challenging high-angle rescue and extrication.  The lone patient in the vehicle was lifted from the culvert on a stokes basket hoisted by ropes and pulleys.

The patient was transported to a Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Any follow-up information can be provided by the Maryland State Police - College Park Barracks.

The vehicle left the roadway and ended up 25 feet down an embankment in a drainage culvert.
Photo courtesy of PGFD.

Mark E. Brady