Stafford firefighter, four others injured in crash

by | Aug 20, 2022 | Police and Fire

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office says a Maryland man faces several charges after driving under the influence and injuring a firefighter at an accident scene Thursday night.
On August 18th at 11:08 p.m. deputies responded to an accident on I-95 North at the 134.5 mile-marker. The investigation by Deputy L.T. Ward revealed a Stafford County firetruck was stationary on the scene of an accident with emergency equipment activated. An intoxicated driver drove directly into the rear of the firetruck injuring his four passengers and a firefighter.
The intoxicated driver was identified as 41-year old Ricardo Rodriguez-Montoya Deputy Ward discovered there were three children in Rodriguez-Montoya’s vehicle and they were not properly restrained.
Rodriguez-Montoya was charged with DUI, reckless driving, DUI maiming, felony child neglect and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
The passengers in Rodriguez-Montoya’s car were hospitalized with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The firefighter was treated for his injuries at the hospital and released.

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