Firefighters rescue man trapped under truck in Northwest D.C.

September 17, 2012

Firefighters rescued a man who was pinned under a tractor-trailer in the garage of the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Washington on Monday morning.

Multiple fire units responded to the hotel on 14th Street NW about 10 a.m. after someone was reported to be trapped under a truck on a ramp leading into the garage.

Firefighters were able to raise the truck and free the man, who was loaded into an ambulance about 10:45 a.m. Fire officials reported that the man was alive. No additional information about his condition has been released.

The rescue closed 14th Street NW between Pennsylvania Avenue and F Street NW.

Maggie Fazeli Fard contributed to this report.

Tim Craig is The Post’s bureau chief in Pakistan. He has also covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and within the District of Columbia government.
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