Prince George's firefighters make high-angle rescue after car runs off Beltway
- Photo: PGFD
Prince George’s County firefighters performed a high-angle rescue and extrication of a person trapped in a car that veered off the Capital Beltway early Saturday morning near Kenilworth Avenue in Greenbelt.
The car left the roadway shortly before 4 a.m., went down a steep embankment, and overturned in a drainage culvert about 25 feet below grade, officials say.
Firefighters from the heavy-duty rescue squad from Berwyn Heights lifted the lone occupant of the car on a stokes basket hoisted by ropes and pulleys.
The patient was taken to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.
Maryland State Police are investigating.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
"Katie" weekdays at 4pm on ABC7 followed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling on ABC7 News at 5. Click here to find out more about "Katie!"