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Five Injured In Waldorf Crash - News Story - WRC | Washington

There are 8 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from May 6, 2008, titled Five Injured In Waldorf Crash - News Story - WRC | Washington. In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

Five people were taken to hospitals after an accident in Waldorf Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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Since: Apr 08


#1 May 7, 2008
My question is, why if the injuries are NOT LIFE threating, why are they still flying helicopters. My understanding is the use of a helicopter is for LIFE THREATING injuries, where you could DIE if tou are not treated right away. It seems to me the state is WASTEING ALOT of money on the cost of running the helicopters when not really needed. With the way fuel costs are going and the high price to maintain these helicopters, a more LOGICAL decision needs to be made at the serverity of the injuries, just don't call for a helicopter when not REALLY needed. How is the use of the helicopter CHARGED, is it paided for by the injuried person or is it paid for by the STATE ? I htink if it is paid for by the state, we need to really think about when it is needed. The state is so far into the RED already, here is a way to cut back costs.

Washington, DC

#2 May 7, 2008
Its a Maryland State Protocol from the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services. All victims were flown due to Trauma by Mechanisim

Silver Spring, MD

#3 May 7, 2008
Something else to think about is that when 911 receives an injury accident call involving 5 victims, that could be considered a mass casualty and as such they may have flown helicopters as a preventative measure. Time is critical in accident response for severe injuries and it is better to be prepared with helicopters standing by rather than have to wait for them to arrive on the scene once a determination is made that they are required. Oh, and I was one of the people stuck in the traffic.

Dover, DE

#4 Jan 16, 2011
@"This is BS"...Apparently you aren't in the emergency response industry. We'll just call that lil rant "due to ignorance". It's protocol. If you or someone you know or love was flown out to save their life, it would be ok then? Being someone who's life was saved by chopper and has been a firefighter for 19 years myself, it is a VERY necessary thing.

United States

#5 Feb 22, 2011
oh ok i seeeeeeeeeee

Waldorf, MD

#6 Mar 5, 2011
My husband was taken by helicopter to P.G. hospital from Waldorf. I'm glad someone made the right decision and because they did he is alive today.

Washington, DC

#7 Mar 7, 2011
@ "This is BS" - What in the world?! You're complaining about a helicopter being used to fly injured motorists to the hospital?! Whether there injuries were life threatening or not. I don't care how much gas prices have risen too...please fly me or anybody else who needs it to a hospital! When we start worrying about the gas that's being used to fly helicopters in an emergency...we have lost all touch with humanity.

Harrisonburg, VA

#8 Mar 12, 2011
Did u see the negative press about?
That us the last possible place I'd want to receive treatment!

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