Firefighter injured in crash responding to call
Both drivers taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities say
A Waldorf volunteer firefighter was injured in a crash while responding to an emergency call on Tuesday morning, authorities say. He and the man that struck his emergency vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Around 10:40 a.m., a 28-year-old firefighter was en route to a brush fire, traveling west on Route 5, when his specialized Ford F-350 “brush unit” was struck by a GMC Yukon while crossing U.S. 301, according to a Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. The fire vehicle had its emergency lights engaged and slowly entered the intersection before the collision.
The firefighter and the driver of the Yukon, Steven Paul Lawrence, 48, of Waldorf, were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries, police said. Lawrence was charged with failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle after a preliminary investigation was conducted.