I-270 Collision

June 27, 2013 – RVFD units responded to a collision on southbound Interstate 270 just prior to the Falls Rd. exit. The initial report was of one pinned in the vehicle. Chief 703 arrived first, established command and reported a 3-vehicle collision but no one pinned.

A southbound vehicle apparently struck an unmarked MD State Police vehicle parked on the shoulder while the trooper was conducting a traffic stop. The trooper and one occupant of the stopped vehicle suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. The driver of one vehicle was transported to a local trauma center.

Units responding: A703, A723, M723, RS703, PE703, AT703, C703, C703C

Important reminder: Maryland state law requires vehicles approaching stopped emergency or police units that have their warning lights activated must slow down and attempt to move to another lane away from the stopped emergency units.