Capitol Hill Crash With Firetruck Injures Seven, Two Critically
(Updated at 12 p.m.) A firetruck and another vehicle collided in northeast Capitol Hill this morning, injuring seven people, two of whom were in critical condition, according to authorities.
The crash happened on the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue NE about 9:45 a.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez said.
Traffic Advisory/Traffic Crash in the 1000 blk of Maryland Ave NE/Maryland Ave is shut down in both directions/Use G St or E St as alternate
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) March 9, 2016
An initial report to police indicated that the firetruck and a MetroAccess van collided, Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Alice Kim said. But the Metro Transit Police Department has denied a Metro vehicle was involved.
Report of ax in NE involving a "MetroAccess" vehicle vs fire truck not quite right. Vehicle is not MetroAccess, nor owned/operated by Metro.
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) March 9, 2016
Two people who weren’t in the firetruck and were riding in another vehicle were hospitalized in critical condition, Mendez said. Another person in the vehicle had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Four firefighters were brought to the hospital as well. One of them had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The other firefighters had minor injuries.
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