Md. Fire Truck Overturns on Icy Road; Crew OK

A rescue engine crashed while responding to a call in Southern Maryland on Sunday leaving five firefighters with minor injuries.

Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department's Rescue Engine 141 was responding out of county to assist with a motor vehicle collision when the crash occurred.

When the rig  turned onto Budds Creek Road from Crain Highway,  the driver  encountered a sheet of ice, sending the engine out of control. After attempting to bring the engine back under control, it left the roadway and went through a guardrail, then overturned onto its roof down an embankment, according to a release from the fire department..

La Plata VFD Chief 1 Matt Gilroy took command of the scene, so the Newburg chief could tend to his firefighters.

All five firefighters were able to get out on their own power and were all transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. All were later released.

The department also extended appreciation to fellow firefighters and departments for helping out. La Plata VFD, Westlake VFD, Marbury VFD, and Waldorf EMS 3 filled the station.

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