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Fire Truck Struck By Passing Vehicle on Beltway (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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PHOTO| MCFRS

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services unit were dispatched at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday to a collision on the inner loop of the beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue, responding to a personal injury collision.

According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, one person was treated and transported with non serious injuries.

At around 4:15 p.m., while firefighters were at the scene, a passing motorist’s vehicle struck a fire truck that was serving as a blocking unit to the original crash. The motorist’s vehicle overturned and collided with another vehicle, Piringer said.

The driver of the overturned vehicle was trapped, received immediate attention, and was extricated and transported to a local hospital with potentially life threatening injuries, Piringer said.  All lanes of the Beltway were shut down for a short time when crews were responding.

Two additional people were also involved in the accident and suffered non-life threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured.

Additional EMS units were called to the scene to assist, while all lanes were temporarily blocked. State Highway Administration crews and Maryland State troopers were also on the scene to help with clean-up.

All lanes are now open.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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