Capitol Hill Crash With Firetruck Injures Seven, Two Critically

by Andrew Ramonas March 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

Maryland Avenue and 10th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(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.

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.

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.

Photo via Google Maps


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