CIVILIAN CAR CRASHES INTO PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY (MARYLAND) FIRE-AMBULANCE - 3 CIVILIANS KILLED, 2 MEMBERS INJURED
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Just after midnight, early this morning in Prince Georges County (Maryland), 3 civilians were killed and 2 Prince George's FF/Medics on an ambulance were sent to a trauma center for evaluation when the ambulance was struck by a speeding civilians vehicle, splitting it wide open.
Ambulance 826 had just departed their quarters and were traveling west on Marlboro Pike responding to an overdose call. Initial reports indicate that a GMC Suburban SUV was traveling east-bound in the west-bound lanes at an extremely high rate of speed. The ambulance, with emergency lights on and siren sounding, had to swerve to avoid a head-up collision. The SUV side-swiped the ambulance and then hit a brick wall and utility pole before coming to rest on it's roof about 120 feet from where it first struck the ambulance.
The 3 occupants of the SUV, adult males, were pronounced dead on the scene. 2 Firefighter/Medics were transported to DC's MedStar Trauma Center for evaluation, but did not appear to have suffered any injuries. The ambulance sustained major damage from the crash in which the entire right side of the patient compartment was torn off.
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