Fire Engine Collides With Car in South Laurel, Sending Woman to Hospital

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, a fire department spokesman said.

A woman was sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a fire engine collided with her vehicle in South Laurel, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. as responders were headed to a possible apartment fire in the 13800 block of Briarwood Drive.

According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, an engine from the Calverton Fire/EMS Station collided with the victim's car at the intersection of Contee Road and Claxton Drive.

The woman—the lone occupant of the other vehicle—suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Brady said. Three firefighters aboard the emergency vehicle were shaken but uninjured.

Prince George's County Police are conducting an investigation, Brady added, while the driver of the engine is set to undergo post-crash testing.

The suspected fire was later determined to be a malfunctioning dryer.


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