Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

One driver was seriously injured in a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on Beach Drive.

United States Park Police Officers responded to this crash on Beach Drive just south of the District 3 Substation on July 21, 2009 at about noon.

Officers found that a Jeep had rolled over leaving the lone occupant pinned in the vehicle. A large volume of automotive fluids were also spilled and were contained prior to flowing into Rock Creek.

The District of Columbia Fire Department dispatched an Engine Company, Truck Company, Rescue Squad, Medic Unit, and Command Officials to the scene. These Fire Department units performed a difficult extrication and found the patient suffering from multiple injuries. This patient was flown by United States Park Police Aviation to a local Trauma Center.

District of Columbia Fire Department Hazardous Materials specialists mitigated the fluid spills.

United States Park Police Criminal Investigators and Traffic Crash Reconstructionists responded to assist in the investigation of causitive factors.

When this crash occured, the vehicle also contained two Schnauzers. These friendly dogs were taken by District of Columbia Animal Control for safe keeping after Fire Department staff fed them dog biscuits to gain their trust.