Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a collision Sunday around 7:30 p.m. where both an adult driver and their dog sustained injuries, according to Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.
The two-car collision occurred in Gaithersburg on southbound I-270 between Montgomery Village and I-370 before Exit 9.
While MCFRS EMS took the driver to a nearby hospital by ambulance, the engine team brought the dog to an emergency veterinary clinic on Perry Parkway, Piringer said in a tweet. The dog sustained a severe leg injury and the driver faced non-life-threatening injuries.
Twitter users responded to Piringer’s updates showing appreciation for MCFRS taking the time to ensure the dog was cared for.
(Featured photo image courtesy of Pete Piringer @mcfrsPIO)
ICYMI ~730p 2/12 – I270 Gaithersburg
collision, @MCFRS_EMIHS ambulance transported injured car driver to hospital, while the @mcfrs engine transported to scooped up injured canine/dog & transported to a nearby veterinary emergency center @MontgomeryCoMD https://t.co/tpKLRyCckJ pic.twitter.com/bs9G6FUrcG
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) February 13, 2023