Maryland firefighter’s arm surgically reattached after crash

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Prince George County, MD, United States (4E) – A 29-year-old firefighter whose right arm was severed after a tractor trailer rammed into a fire truck in Prince George County, Maryland Wednesday is now recuperating after surgeons managed to re-attach his arm.

According to CBS News, doctors in Baltimore successfully operated on Lt. Ryan Emmons, from West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire House, after the accident happened at 3:00 a.m. along Landover, that injured seven, four of them firefighters.

Police said the collision involved a tractor truck, the fire truck and a Jeep.

The fire crew, who just responded to a minor accident on the Beltway, kept Emmons’ arm on ice and rushed him to Union Memorial Hospital where a team of surgeons reattached his arm late that evening.

The accident is under investigation.

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