MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Prince George’s County Public Safety officials are investigating an incident where an ambulance was involved with injury to a pedestrian. Preliminary information is as follows; at around 5:15 pm this afternoon, Paramedic Ambulance 806, St. Josephs Fire/EMS Station in Springdale, had been dispatched to an incident. While responding to the incident location the ambulance and an 11-year-old female made contact at the intersection of Greenleaf Road and Romney Court in Landover.
The Firefighter/Medics on-board the unit immediately stopped and initiated treatment to the young female. According to witness accounts the female may have walked out into the street from behind a METRO bus and made contact with the side of the responding unit as it passed.
The patient was experiencing pain in her lower extremities and transported by another ambulance to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are considered non-life threatening.
It is a matter of standard operating procedure for the driver of the paramedic ambulance to undergo post-accident testing. Both members of the crew will also go through an internal safety review of the incident.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation.