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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fiery Crash Send Three Teens to Area Trauma Centers

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Video by: Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO

Just before midnight on Tuesday, July 2, a 2-vehicle crash occurred in the 8400 block of Ardwick-Ardmore Road in Landover.  A sedan carrying 3 teenagers became partially wedged underneath a tractor trailer during the crash.  The teens, despite having sustained serious injuries, were able to escape from their vehicle before both vehicles burst into flames.  The trailer was carrying a product used in the manufacture of mattress. It required about 20 minutes to knock the fire down.

Two of the injured teens were transported by paramedics to a local Trauma Center.  One teen was taken by a Maryland State Police meda-vac helicopter to a Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

County Police were on the scene investigating the crash.

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