Two medics injured after car side swipes ambulance

The collision caused a secondary incident after the ambulance hit a light pole, which pierced a car’s roof


OXON HILL, Md. — Two firefighters/medics were injured Monday after their ambulance struck a light pole and went off the road after being side swiped by a car.

The two Prince George’s County Fire Department medics were transported to a trauma center and were listed in good condition Monday night.

At the time of the incident, the medics were returning to their station after a call. A car side swiped the driver’s side of the ambulance, causing it to move across the road toward the shoulder. The ambulance then traveled head-on into a steep muddy and tree-filled embankment. It traveled several more feet on the soft shoulder, striking a light pole and coming to rest in a ditch.

The striking vehicle traveled 200 more yards and stopped on the shoulder.

The collision caused a secondary incident when the ambulance struck the light pole. The pole fell toward the travel lanes, piercing the roof of a car that was slowing as it approached the crash scene. The pole missed striking the vehicle’s driver by mere inches.

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