Truck crashes into Md. EMS station, causing 'extensive' damage
EMS crews at the station began treating the crash victims but could not access an ambulance due to the damage
By Laura French
WESTERNPORT, Md. — A truck crashed into a Maryland EMS station on Saturday, causing "extensive structural damage," officials say.
The truck hit the Tri-Towns EMS station at about 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and a Tri-Towns BLS crew and Allegany County Department of Emergency Services medic unit at the station quickly rendered aid to the occupants of the truck, officials said in a statement.
Due to the damage to the station, crews were unable to access an ambulance to transport the patients, but they were soon transported by another responding crew. A collapse team was called, and multiple other agencies assisted at the scene and in the aftermath of the crash. No injuries to EMS personnel were reported.
Tri-Towns EMS thanked the Potomac Fire Department for allowing its crews to access the fire station while its station was being repaired, the LaVale Rescue Squad for lending one of its ambulances until the Tri-Towns ambulance could be removed from the garage, Belt Construction for temporarily housing the ambulance after its removal and the Bloomington Fire Department for offering to house its ambulance if needed.
Belt Construction ensured that the station was safe to occupy after the crash and is completing repairs, officials said. Tri-Towns EMS remains fully operational while the repairs are underway, officials said in an update Sunday night.
"Our thoughts are extended to those involved in the accident and praying for a speedy recovery," the agency said in a statement.