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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Three killed in SUV-ambulance collision

By Emily Ingram

updated 6:30 a.m.
Three people inside an SUV were killed early Thursday when their vehicle collided with a Prince George's County ambulance in Forestville, county police said. The ambulance--which was not carrying patients--was badly damaged, but neither of the paramedics on board was seriously injured.

Police were investigating the accident, which occurred in the 5600 block of Marlboro Pike just after midnight. The names of the occupants of the SUV were not released, pending notification of relatives.

The two paramedics who were in the ambulance were taken to a hospital to be evaluated and treated, said Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman.

Tippett told reporters that the SUV had crossed the double yellow line on Marlboro Pike and was headed for a head-on collision with the ambulance, which swerved to get out of the way. The vehicles then sideswiped each other, causing significant damage. The expensive medical equipment on board the ambulance was stripped from the vehicle and catapulted down the road.

-- Clarence Williams, Debbi Wilgoren

By Emily Ingram  | September 16, 2010; 6:30 AM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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Comments

Darwin somewhere is smiling..

Posted by: wewintheylose | September 16, 2010 4:33 AM | Report abuse

The community needs to leave the lovely alone. That stuff makes one do crazy things. It must have been some powerful stuff to make that cat roll at 100 MPH...

Posted by: mlombre69 | September 16, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Dear moderators,
Here's a thought - since you don't *actually* moderate these comments, maybe you could at least screen out comments that contain the word "Darwin" and are in response to stories about accidental death? That would eliminate a good chunk of the "inappropriate comments" that you claim will be "removed from the site."

Posted by: Rachelva | September 16, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

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