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Man Injured in Accident Near Greenbelt Fire House

A man was injured and trapped inside his car in front of the Greenbelt Fire Department on Monday.

A man was injured Monday evening after the car he was riding in overturned near the firehouse in Greenbelt.

The accident occured at about 6:30 p.m. on Crescent Road, said Fire Chief Rick Leizear, with the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company.

Both the Branchville and Berwyn Heights fire departments responded to the scene of the accident and attempted the rescue of a man who was injured, according to Leizear.

The squad from the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department quickly extricated the victim who was trapped inside the car, according to Mark Brady, Prince George's County Fire/EMS spokesman.

Brady would not confirm the victim was a man at the time of this report, but said the victim was transported by paramedics to an area trauma center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A squad from Greenbelt was not available to respond as its ambulance was on another call and the fire engine from Greenbelt was unavailable due to staffing, according to Brady. But Chief Thomas Ray of the came out and lead the rescue, Brady said.

Jeff Lemieux April 25, 2012 at 01:24 AM
I hope the driver is OK, but I have to wonder -- how do you flip your car on Crescent Road? Massive speeding maybe? Scary -- I ride on that road at 6:30 in the evening.
James K Mulvey Sr May 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM
It's sad to hear Company 35 can't man a firetruck at 6:30 pm on a Monday. Has volunteerism decayed that much in the last 40 years ? I would have thought it to be growing stronger with time. My ten years there were definitely "the good old days". Jim Mulvey

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