An SUV crashed into a gas pump in the Oxon Hill area, sparking a fire and leaving the driver trapped. The incident could have turned fatal, a fire official said. But Prince George’s County police officers arrived in time to put the blaze out, and firefighters soon removed the driver from the car with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, the official said.
“Putting out that fire probably had a marked difference in saving this guy’s life,” said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. “Apparently there was enough damage to the vehicle that prevented him from getting out.”