Colleton County Fire-Rescue

1/10/2010

Stations 1, 9, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a MCI as a result of a high speed MVC on I-95 at the 56 mile marker southbound, Sunday evening 10-January at 2037. A full size Ford Van was traveling southbound when according to the driver, it apparently dropped off of the shoulder of the highway. The driver over corrected causing the vehicle to flip over three times. None of the 13 passengers inside the van were wearing seatbelts. The 20 year driver was ejected and the van landed on top of him. In addition to several traumatic injuries, the driver received multiple second and third degree burns to his back and legs from the vanís exhaust system. Other passengers in the van pulled him from under the vehicle. All of the passengers were members a Philadelphia Prep School Basketball Team traveling to Florida to play in a tournament. The other passengers received a variety of traumatic injuries, but fortunately none were life threatening.

Fire-Rescue responded with four Medic units, transporting all 13 patients to Colleton Medical Center. The ED staff did an outstanding job handling the sudden influx of injured patients on top of the other patients they were already caring for. The driver was treated at Colleton Medical Center and then transferred by Medic 26 to the Burn Center in Augusta Georgia. Traffic on I-95

was down to one lane for about 40 minutes.  

Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Medic 26, Medic 27, Battalion 1, Truck 12 and Truck 110 responded. Asst. Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.