UPDATED: Ambulance, tractor-trailer & 2 cars collide in Howard County, MD

This accident occurred on the evening before our old friend Bill Goddard’s last day as chief of the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services. We are glad that, despite the grim looking images, Chief Goddard was able to share some good news about Jay Stanton, who was driving the EMS unit and was trapped in the wreckage. We wish him a speedy recovery. We also thank Bill Goddard for his great leadership, support and friendship.

Six people, including an ambulance driver and an 11-year-old child, were injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, an ambulance and two other vehicles in Howard County Monday night, according to Howard County police officials.

The accident happened at Washington Boulevard and Kit Kat Road in Elkridge at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, say police. They tell us that the ambulance was responding to an emergency call for mutual aid in Baltimore County and had its emergency equipment on at the time of the crash.

Police say the tractor trailer was stopped, taking up three lanes of Washington Boulevard, due to a crash it was involved in with another vehicle. It had been making a left turn from Kit Kat Road to southbound Washington Boulevard. When the ambulance went up the hill on northbound Washington Boulevard just before Kit Kat Road it hit the back of a Hyundai Sonata, then hit the side of the trailer part of the tractor trailer, according to police. That impact made the Hyundai collide into the back of a Chrysler 300.

The driver of the Howard County Fire Department ambulance, Jay Stanton, had to be extricated from the vehicle. It took crews an hour to do so, according to police. He was then sent to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore in critical condition. He is now in stable condition, say police.

Five other people were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Howard County Police said. They included two EMTs, the driver of the Hyundai, an 11-year-old female passenger in the Hyundai, and the driver of the Chrysler. Police say that the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Police continue to investigate the crash, which closed the road in both directions for approximately five hours.

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