Four people were injured Tuesday night when the car they were traveling in collided with a fire truck from West Lanham Hills Fire Department.
The accident happened just after 7 p.m. in front of the Seabrook Station Shopping Center in the 9400 block of Lanham-Severn Road.
The fire truck was traveling eastbound on Lanham-Severn Road en route to a reported house fire in Old Town Bowie when the vehicle with four people cut in front of the fire truck, causing the fire truck to collide with the vehicle, a source at the scene said.
The vehicle then struck a sign pole, trapping the four passages. Firefighters quickly freed the victims from the vehicle.
“Two of the victims were transported to a nearby hospital suffering none life-threatening injuries,” said Mark Brady, spokesperson for the Prince George’s County Fire Department. “The other two were treated on the scene and refused to be transported to a hospital. There were no injuries to firefighters.
“The reported house fire in Old Town Bowie turned out to be someone cooking outside.”
Officials from the fire department, along with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, are investigating the accident.