Branch Avenue ambulance crash injures four
A crash on the Beltway early Thursday morning involving a vehicle and a Prince George's County ambulance left four people injured and may have rendered the emergency vehicle a total loss, officials say.
The ambulance, which was dispatched from the District Heights Fire/EMS station, was transporting a patient to a hospital when it was forced off the road and into a guardrail near the Branch Avenue exit at about 12:30 a.m.
The original patient on board was transported to the hospital on a responding ambulance, but did not appear to suffer any additional injuries as a result of the crash. Two firefighter medics and another civilian were treated and released from area hospitals.
The ambulance sustained about $100,000 in damages.