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Monday, July 12, 2010

Two Civilians Injured in Departmental Crash

At around 4:00 pm, Monday, July 12, 2010, Fire/EMS units from the District Heights area were alerted to investigate smoke inside a house on Walker Mill Road. While en route to the incident an engine from the Seat Pleasant Fire/EMS Station was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a civilian vehicle at Addison Road South and Ronald Road. Two civilians, both adult females, were transported by an ambulance to an area hospital for a check-up of possible injuries. Five firefighters on-board were not injured; however, the operator of the Seat Pleasant engine will have a post-crash alcohol/drug screening performed which is standard operating procedure on this type of incident. Damage to the fire engine is minimal and limited to the front bumper.

The call to which the unit was responding to on Walker Mill Road turned out to be a malfunction in the HVAC and was quickly handled by the unit on the scene from District Heights. The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating the crash.