Firetruck rear-ended in crash on the Beltway
Two crashes at the same location early Saturday on the inner loop of the Washington Beltway in Maryland — one involving a firetruck — left six people injured and shut down the highway between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m., according to police and fire officials.
None of the injuries was life threatening, the Prince George’s County Fire Department said. Four of the injured were firefighters whose firetruck was rear-ended on Interstate 495 near Allentown Road.
Maryland State Police at the Forestville Barrack said that shortly before 3:30, a driver fell asleep and struck an unattended car on the side of the highway near Allentown Road. Firefighters and paramedics from Prince George’s County responded and used one firetruck to set up a barrier so emergency workers could help the injured.