UPDATE at 6:20 PM EDT:
Prince George’s County Police have confirmed the death of PGPD Officer Kevin Bowden who was killed this afternoon in his take-home cruiser in an off-duty crash on Route 5 in Clinton, Maryland. Officer Bowden was 28-years-old and had been on the police department for six-years. He leaves behind two young children.
A Prince George’s County Police officer is in critical condition after he crashed his cruiser, emergency crews reported.
He crashed the car into a pole at Branch Avenue and Surrats Road in Clinton.
It happened at around 3:30 p.m, when crews were called out for a vehicle collision between one marked cruiser and another civilian vehicle.
One officer was transported and one civilian was transported to a local hospital.
The accident occurred at Route 5 (Branch Avenue) and Surratts Road in Clinton. Branch Avenue is closed in both directions.
This is the second serious crash involving a Prince George’s County officer in three months. Officer Adrian Morris, 23, died after his cruiser ran off Interstate 95 while he and his partner were pursuing theft suspects Aug. 20.
Julie Parker, a Prince George’s County police spokeswoman, said the officer was headed northbound on Branch Avenue when the crash occurred about 3 p.m. near the intersection with Surratts Road. She said the officer and a civilian driver were taken to a nearby hospital, though she declined to specify the extent of their injuries.
It remains unclear what caused the crash, which Parker said involved just the two vehicles. Police are holding a news conference at the hospital at about 6 p.m. to provide more details, Parker said.
Official Tweets – latest first:
@PGPDNEWS Police Chief Magaw announces the death of
#PGPD #Police Officer Kevin Bowden after a car crash on Branch Ave. 6:19 PM
#PGPD will hold a press conference in front of the Southern MD Hospital ER at 6:15 pm in reference to the officer involved accident. 5:22 PM
@PGPDNEWS Please contact PIO at the top of the hill at the corner of the Colony South Hotel for all media requests 4:58 PM
@PGPDNEWS officer involved in serious accident on Branch Ave/Surrats Rd. Media staging area at Colony South hotel parking lot. 4:03 PM
@PGFDPIO Critical MVC involving County Police at Branch Ave and Surrats Rd in Clinton. Contact Police PIO for Updates 3:15 PM
Do you want to sell a rig? Click HERE to find out how with SellFireTrucks.com.
Failure to follow rules helps save life. Praise & thanks for Prince George’s County firefighters who transported little girl in fire engine.40 comments
A five-year-old girl who nearly died during an asthma attack November 28th thanked the three Prince George's County firefighter/paramedics who's quick action saved her life.
Christina Luckett handed out personalized plaques featuring her picture and photo to firefighter/medics Edward Scott, William Philpott and Clinton volunteer firefighter Ashley Butler as she met the rescuers inside the firehouse.
The trio also received Emergency Service Awards from Prince George's County fire chief Marc. S. Bashoor.
The rescuers took the unusual step of racing Christina to Southern Maryland Hospital in their fire truck while performing CPR, rather than waiting a few extra minutes for an ambulance to arrive. She had stopped breathing and had no pulse.
She was released from the hospital 3-days later and has fully recovered.
"Thank you!" Christina exclaimed before the formalities. "They helped me feel better."
Do you want to sell a rig? Click HERE to find out how withSellFireTrucks.com.
Early video: Prince George’s County house fire. Five firefighters hurt on Anaio Court in Clinton, Maryland.26 comments
This is video from Morningside VFD of Wednesday’s house fire at 8200 Anaio Court in Clinton, Maryland. You can also hear a little of the radio traffic in the background. The fire left five firefighters with minor injuries. Here are details from the press release by Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Chief Spokesman Mark Brady:
Five Prince George’s County Firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fierce fire at a Clinton house this morning. At about 11:15 am, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, fire/EMS units responded to 8200 Anaio Court after being alerted of a house on fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story single family home with heavy fire conditions on both floors with fire extending into the attic area. The house is vacant, however, is known to have recently housed vagrants. Firefighters conducted a primary search of the structure before vacating and continued to extinguish the fire from the safety of the exterior.
It required 33 firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the bulk of the fire. Four firefighters sustained minor burns and one firefighter sustained an injury to his leg; all were transported to area medical facilities, treated and released.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss estimates are not yet available.
Picture by PGFD’s Mark Brady.