UPDATE: One Firefighter Injured and One Citizen Injured After Tenth District Volunteer Fire Apparatus Overturns in Indian Head

November 16, 2022

Photo courtesy of Brian Shelton

UPDATE 11/17/2022: On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 3:15 p.m., Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department Tanker 8 responded to a reported structure fire in Prince Georges County on Accokeek Road.

While responding, Tanker 8, which was responded driver only, overturned while negotiating the turn from Hawthorne Road onto Northbound Indian Head Highway.

The collision involved a civilian vehicle which was occupied by a 44-year-old female who was transported to Fort Washington Medical Center for a lower body injury.

The operator of the Tanker, a 30-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital for a checkup with minor injuries.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded and are investigating the collision.

Tanker 8 was returned to the firehouse where it will remain out of service for an extended period of time until repairs can be completed.

Any questions regarding this incident can be directed to Fire Chief Daniel Hudson, or President Wallace Danielson.

Potomac Heights VFD & RS,Anne Arundel County Fire Department Squad 4, Naval District Washington Fire Department, Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department, Charles County Department of Emergency Services, Hazmat personnel and Spill Unit 16 responded and assisted with the incident.

11/16/2022: On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at approximately 3:05 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a call of service.

While responding to the scene, Tenth District VFD Tanker 8 (a 2009 Peterbuilt/Pierce) overturned and struck a civilian vehicle which was occupied by one person.

Police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the incident location in the area of Indian Head Highway and Hawthorne Road and arrived on the scene to find Tanker 8 on its side and a Ford Escape SUV involved with no entrapment.

The operator and single occupant of the civilian vehicle, a 44-year-old female, was transported by ambulance to an area trauma center. She suffered a lower body injury and was conscious and alert.

The operator and single occupant of the Tanker, a 30 year-old male, was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation. His injuries are reported as non-life-threatening.

Traffic delays are expected for Northbound Indian Head Highway in the area of Hawthorne Road, Lower Wharf Road.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Tenth District Tanker 8