The chief of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department was injured Wednesday morning in a crash while headed to a fire in Severna Park.
A department SUV collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Hill Road, said Marc Limansky, Anne Arundel County police spokesman.
County Fire Department officials said Earleigh Heights Chief Clifton Krok was driving the vehicle at the time. Anne Arundel has a split fire service, with career and volunteer firefighters.
Krok was driving with his lights and sirens on to a fire at a residence, Limansky said. The volunteer chief tried to pass a white Honda, but sideswiped it and lost control.
“After he hit the car, he slid into a telephone pole,” Limansky said.
Krok was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in serious but stable condition, said Lt. Charles Fowler, a county fire department spokesman.