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DC Fire & EMS vehicle involved in crash that injured 5 people, say officials

Two of the five people injured are DC Fire & EMS personnel, according to DC officials.

WASHINGTON — Five people have been injured in a crash that involved a DC Fire & EMS in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, according to DC officials. 

Of the five people hurt, two people are seriously injured, one has a possible critical injury and two EMS personnel were injured, added officials. It is not known at this time if the two EMS personnel were critically or seriously injured.

Three people injured were transported to a hospital. 

Roads in the area were closed overnight while investigators worked to determine what happened. 

Doug Buchanan, Chief Communications Officer for DC Fire & EMS, told WUSA9 Tuesday morning that a vehicle with three men inside reportedly struck an ambulance head-on. Buchanan said there was not a patient inside the ambulance at a time, and medics were not responding to a call at the time of the crash, but were returning to headquarters.

While the extent of the injuries to the EMS workers has not been released, Buchanan said he's hopeful at least one of them will be released from the hospital Tuesday.

The crash investigation continues.

WUSA9 will continue to provide more updates as information comes into our station and newsroom.

Credit: WUSA9

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