OXON HILL – Several Prince George's County police officers are being credited for pulling a man from a burning car early Monday morning in Oxon Hill.
Just before 1 a.m. while on patrol, a Prince George's County police officer came across a motor vehicle accident in the 5200 block of Indian Head Highway near the Washington D.C. border.
Police on the scene said the car collided with another vehicle, causing it to roll over and catch on fire with the driver still inside.
When the officer arrived on the scene, he quickly radioed in the accident. Within a few minutes several other officers arrived on the scene. Using fire extinguishers, several officers attempted to extinguish the fire while other officers pulled the man out from the car. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the second vehicle, a female, was also transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
One of the officers who helped in removing the driver from the car suffered minor injuries to his hand and arm. He was also transported to a local hospital.
According to police officials, the man was traveling northbound on Indian Head Highway when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into another vehicle.
Police closed down Indian Head Highway between the Capital Beltway and Southern Avenue for about six hours due to the crash.
The incident remains under investigation.