Medics injured in Prince George’s Co. ambulance crash

WASHINGTON — Two medics were injured in a crash involving a Prince George’s County ambulance on the Beltway Monday night.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. on the Inner Loop near St. Barnabas Road, when the ambulance was returning to the Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Station.

According to Prince George’s County Fire spokesman Mark Brady, the ambulance was sideswiped by a vehicle, causing the ambulance to go head-on into a tree-filled embankment. The ambulance hit a light pole, and came to rest in a ditch, according to a news release.

The vehicle that collided with the ambulance continued driving along the Beltway for another 200 yards, according to Brady, but then stopped on the shoulder.

Two medics were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Both medics were listed in good condition.

In a second incident at the scene, the light pole that was hit by the ambulance pierced straight through a car passing the crash.

According to the fire department’s news release, the light poles along the Beltway are designed to break away from the base when they are hit. When the pole was struck, it fell toward the travel lanes. As demonstrated in the below video taken by Brady, the driver was missed by just inches, and was not hurt.

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