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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Departmental Crash with Minor Injuries

Photo of E848 on scene, Photo courtesy of PGFD Staff

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

Engine 848, West Lanham Hills Fire/EMS Station/Good Luck Road, had just cleared an incident and were returning to quarters when they were involved in a crash with a civilian vehicle at about 8:00 am today.
According to witness's and department resources, as E848 was traveling on Annapolis Road at the intersection of 85th Avenue in Lanham, a civilian vehicle entered the roadway and made contact with the front bumper of the engine. E848 was able to come to a stop, however, the civilian vehicle continued to travel through the intersection and made contact with two other civilian vehicles. Damage to E848 involves the front right hand side bumper and appears to be minimal.

Two civilians were transported by an ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries. One firefighter was also taken to the hospital for evaluation of a possible injury. All other civilian and firefighters were evaluated but did not require hospitalization.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the crash. As is standard operating procedures with incidents such as this, the driver of E848 will undergo post crash testing and analysis.