St Wendel, Germany - Two U.S. Army Rangers, participating in a training exercise outside the town of St Wendel, were injured Monday evening after being hit by a car. The soldiers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were crossing Highway 269 on foot when the accident occurred.
Medics and surgeons assigned to the Ranger regiment, who were also participating in the exercise, provided the initial on-scene emergency care. Upon arrival of the local medical authorities, both injured soldiers were taken to a hospital in St Wendel, the Marien-Krankenhaus.
One soldier was admitted and treated. He is slated for release this morning. The second soldier was originally taken to the hospital in St Wendel, but due to the extent of his injuries, was flown via helicopter, by the 236th Medical Company based out of Landstuhl to a Homburg hospital, the Universitatskliniken des Saarlandes, for further treatment. He is currently in the intensive care unit and is listed in stable condition.
The driver, a German woman, was taken to Kreis-Krankenhaus in Ottweilir, treated and released.
The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment is deployed to Germany from Fort Lewis, Wash., for a training exercise with a German unit, the 26th Airborne Luftlande Brigade. Although delayed due to the accident, the training continues through the week.