5-car Wheaton crash sends 6, including 2 children, to hospital

Six people, including a pair of children, were hospitalized following a collision involving five vehicles in Montgomery County, Maryland, Saturday night.

First-responders arrived at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and University Boulevard in Wheaton at about 11:45 p.m., according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer.

He said one person was ejected from their vehicle and another person was trapped.



Paramedics transported four adults and two children to a hospital. Piringer said one person was in critical condition.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported that all westbound lanes of University Boulevard were reopened to traffic about an hour after the crash.

A map of the area is below.

Andrew Alsbrooks

Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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