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.
PGFD Ambulance involved in crash on beltway b4 St B. 2 medics injured and NLT. Ambo side swiped by vehicle that fled pic.twitter.com/B5excIXYiV— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) January 19, 2016
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.
Unbelievable secondary incident at scene on ambulance crash pic.twitter.com/zFVktC47Ro— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) January 19, 2016