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Three hurt in morning ambulance crash in Pr. George's

Matt Zapotosky

Three men were injured Tuesday when a vehicle and an ambulance collided at an intersection in Fort Washington, fire officials said.

The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at Fort Washington Road and Indian Head Highway, authorities said.

The circumstances remain unclear, but an ambulance leaving the fire station on Fort Washington Road on its way to a call apparently collided with the vehicle as it crossed through that intersection, authorities said.

The ambulance's two crew members and one man in the other vehicle were transported to a hospital for minor injuries, authorities said.

The original service call -- for an elderly woman who was unconscious and in need of CPR -- was handled by a fire truck already on the way and another ambulance dispatched after the crash, according to authorities.

The ambulance sustained almost $20,000 in damage and has been taken out of service, authorities said.

As is routine in crashes involving fire and emergency vehicles, the ambulance driver will be given drug and alcohol tests, authorities said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  January 19, 2010; 10:41 AM ET
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