Security Guard Rescued After Van Plows Into Booth

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    A security guard is recovering at an area hospital after the booth he was working inside of was struck by a van Friday in Prince George's County. News4's Shomari Stone reports. (Published Friday, Jul 18, 2014)

    A crowd of people cheered as firefighters in Prince George's County rescued a security guard who became trapped inside a guard booth after it was struck by a minivan.

    The guard has been taken to a hospital and is expected to receover from his injuries.

    Guard Saved After Being Pinned Beneath Van

    [DC] Guard Saved After Being Pinned Beneath Van
    He was doing his job, protecting a community, when the unthinkable happened. A van rammed into a guard shack, pinning the guard. News4's Tracee Wilkins has more on the incredible rescue that took place to save that guard. (Published Friday, Jul 18, 2014)

    Crews were called to the scene in the 3400 block of Curtis Drive in Temple Hills Friday afternoon. Authorities say the booth is located in front of the Carriage Hill apartment complex. It's not clear what caused the driver to crash into it.

    Firefighters at the scene communicated with the security guard as they worked to free him.

    A crowd of observers that gathered erupted as the man was removed and taken for transport to a hospital.

    He was conscious and communicating with crews during the rescue and talking and moving as he was taken from the scene, News4's Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reported.