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Home > Topics > Mass Casualty Incidents
July 22, 2014

13 hurt in Md. bus, truck collision

It was treated as an MCI, and a medical ambulance bus that can fit 14 stretcher patients or 26 seated patients was dispatched

By EMS1 Staff

JESSUP, Md. — A total of 13 people were transported to area hospitals after a pickup truck and 10 passenger van collided on Washington Bldv. In Jessup, Md.

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services were dispatched to the scene just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the department.  Due to the number of people injured, it was declared it a mass casualty incident, and the HCDFRS Medical Ambulance Bus was dispatched.

The bus can carry up to 14 patients on stretcher or 26 patients seated, and was grant funded by the Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative, under the Department of Homeland Security. 

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