Three killed in SUV-ambulance collision
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
| September 16, 2010; 6:30 AM ET
Categories: Traffic and Transportation, Virginia
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