Suspect Steals, Crashes Maryland Ambulance

GREENBELT, Md. (MyFOXDC) – An ambulance crew from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad was assaulted, their unit stolen and minutes later were involved in an 11 car crash in Greenbelt.

At about 5:30 pm, Sunday, Ambulance 811B was returning to their station after completing a patient transport.  As they were traveling southbound on the Capitol Beltway they witnessed a passenger car leave the roadway near the interchange of I-95.  The ambulance pulled to the shoulder with the crew of two firefighter/EMT’s exiting to check on the welfare of the occupant.

A series of events occurred quickly with both crew-members being assaulted by the driver of the very car they stopped to help.  The suspect proceeded to drive away in their ambulance towards Greenbelt.

About 15 minutes later the suspect lost control of the ambulance hitting three cars on Greenbelt Road at 62nd Avenue. One of the vehicles was occupied by an adult male and female.

The adult male sustained critical injuries and died shortly after arriving at a local hospital.  The adult female occupant was transported to a hospital with less serious injuries.

After striking the cars on Greenbelt Road the ambulance careened down an embankment, rolling onto its side, while striking at least 7 more unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot of a restaurant.

The injured suspect was arrested and transported, in custody, to a local hospital where police describe his injuries as critical.

A total of 11 vehicles were involved, including the ambulance.  Three people were transported from the scene, including the suspect. Three people were treated or evaluated on the scene and did not go to the hospital.

The ambulance appears to be totaled with replacement costing about $250,000.

The Prince George’s County Police Department will be conducting an investigation and accident reconstruction of the crash.

Audio: P.G. County, MD — Stolen Ambulance Crash
Audio courtesy of Alertpage


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