Waldorf Fire Truck Rolls Over on Route to Emergency

WALDORF, Md. (January 4, 2008)—A Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department truck rolled onto its side yesterday around 10:18 a.m. while en route to a medical emergency. Rescue Squad 3 was traveling south on Old Washington Road with its lights and siren activated. Another vehicle making a left turn from southbound Old Washington Road pulled into the path of the rescue squad truck. The driver of the fire truck swerved to avoid a collision with the vehicle but the fire truck overturned, skidded along the roadway and struck two electrical poles before coming to a rest.

None of the four firefighters in the truck was seriously injured. The driver, Scott Alan Sefton, 43, of Waldorf, and two of the passengers, Benjamin Earl Jenkins, 23 of Baltimore and Michael James Fischer, 36, of Mechanicsville, were transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center, where they were treated and released. A fourth firefighter, Justin M. Zdobysz, 23, of Waldorf, was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s General Hospital, where he was also treated and released.

The driver of the vehicle that entered the path of the fire truck was identified, but police have not released the name.

The crash is being investigated by Officer R. E. Glover, Jr., of the Traffic Operations Unit.

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