3 Md. FFs struck by motorcycle at crash scene
Frederick County officials said the firefighters were responding to a motorcycle crash when a second motorcycle drove through the scene
By Laura French
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Three Maryland firefighters were struck by a motorcycle at a crash scene on Tuesday.
Frederick County Fire & Rescue said in a statement that the firefighters were at the scene of a motorcycle crash at about 4:32 p.m., providing emergency medical care to a patient, when a second motorcycle drove around the fire engine, entered the scene and struck three personnel.
One of the firefighters was airlifted to the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in stable condition, one was transported by ground ambulance to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries and one refused medical treatment, officials said.
The patient from the original motorcycle crash was transported to Meritus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the second motorcycle was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. Officials said additional resources were called to the scene to assist immediately after the second crash.
"The safety of our first responders is paramount to our organization and the incident tonight exemplifies the importance of Maryland's 'Move Over' law," the fire department said in a statement on Facebook.
The incident is under investigation by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.