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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Glenn Dale Crash - SUV vs. Loaded Day Care Van

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

At about 3:15 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics from Glenn Dale were alerted to a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Enterprise Road at Meadowland Drive. While en route to the call, firefighters and paramedics were notified that one of the vehicles was overturned and the driver was trapped. The assignment was upgraded and additional Firefighters and Medics were added to the call. Upon arrival, fire/EMS units found a Hummer SUV overturned on its side and an adult male driver trapped. The second vehicle was a 15 passenger van loaded with children and aides.

It required about 15 minutes to extricate the adult male driver from his SUV. He was transported to a nearby Trauma Center with serious non-life threatening injuries.

Of the 15 children inside the van; 6 required medical attention and were transported to various area hospitals with non-serious injuries by ambulances. The remaining 9 children and 3 adults; 1 van driver and 2 aides, were transported to an area hospital for a check-up and to re-unite with their parents, these patients were transported on-board the Fire/EMS Department Ambulance Bus. The children ranged in age from 6 up to 11 and were both male and female. None of the injuries were considered serious.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating the crash.

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