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Friday, September 26, 2014

PGFD Ambulance Involved with a Pedestrian Injury

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

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.