Firefighters injured when engine loses control

1:51 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- Ice and poor weather conditions are blamed for a crash that injured five firefighters on Sunday afternoon.

Charles County Sheriff's Office officials say at 2:21 p.m., members of the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department Engine 141 were responding to a call for a car crash on Route 234. Their engine lost control on an icy bridge near Creek View Place and overturned, landing on its roof in a ravine.

Sheriff's office officials say the five firefighters on board were unable to get out from the truck. Members of neighboring fire departments responded and extricated the firefighters.

The firefighters to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where they were treated for non life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the crash.

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