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MCFRS Ambulance Crew Hospitalized After Being Struck by A Vehicle

photo of ambulanceUPDATED A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) volunteer ambulance crew is hospitalized with serious injuries today after being struck by a vehicle overnight while on duty at I-495 between River Road and I-270.

Maryland State Police have identified the volunteers as Glen Echo Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Thomas Schryver, 26, and EMT Sydney Marshall, 19. Both were transported to Suburban Hospital.

Troopers said the crash happened at about 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 15.

According to the preliminary report, the two EMTs had responded to a previous crash and were attending patients inside a 2014 Toyota Corolla that was on the right shoulder of the inner loop of I-495 at River Road. Police said a county ambulance was also on the shoulder with emergency lights activated.

That’s when a driver in a 2005 F-150, who was approaching the scene and, police said, for unknown reasons lost control of his vehicle. Police said the pickup truck skidded across two lanes of I-495 and onto the shoulder and struck the Toyota in the rear and both EMT volunteers. The pickup then struck the ambulance before coming to rest, according to police.

Police have identified the driver of the pickup truck as Maximillano Curcho, 34, of Clarksburg.

According to police, the people in the Toyota were transported to Medstar Hospital for treatment. It is not known if they sustained additional injuries in the second crash.

On his Twitter account, Piringer said at least six trauma patients were transported from this scene. He described both of the EMT workers injuries as “serious.” Piringer said their prognosis is “good.”

Maryland State Police said this investigation is ongoing. Nothing has been ruled out at this time as a possible cause of the crash. No charges have been filed at this time, pending the outcome of evidence analysis and the crash investigation. Anyone who may have witness this crash is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack at 301.424.2101.

The roadway was snow covered when the crash occurred. Due to the investigation, the road remained closed for over five hours.

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MCFRS Ambulance Crew Hospitalized After Being Struck by A Vehicle

photo of ambulance

UPDATED A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) volunteer ambulance crew is hospitalized with serious injuries today after being struck by a vehicle overnight while on duty at I-495 between River Road and I-270. Maryland State Police have identified the volunteers as Glen Echo Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Thomas Schryver, 26, and […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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