Colleton County Fire-Rescue
03/22/2011 – “C” Shift – MVC with entrapment
Incident # 11-01661 – A single vehicle accident has sent two men to the hospital with traumatic injuries. The accident occurred on South Jefferies Blvd at Hampton Street in the City of Walterboro, just south of the Courthouse. The older model Chevrolet Pickup truck left the roadway and struck a large oak tree, resulting in heavy damage to the truck. The vehicle which was used in a building construction business was hauling concrete blocks, bags of cement and paint. The load was propelled forward damaging the rear of the truck, with several concrete blocks and bags of cement entering the cab through the rear window, covering the occupants with powdered cement. Both occupants were trapped in the wreckage. Walterboro Public Safety blocked Jefferies Blvd. Walterboro Engine 3 deployed one 1-3/4 handline to protect County Firefighter-Paramedics as they performed the extrication. County personnel used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the driver’s door to free the driver. The tools were then used to remove the passenger’s door to allow the male passenger to be extricated.
Both men were immobilized on long spine boards and transported by Medic 1 to Colleton Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Walterboro Public Safety is investigating the crash.
Walterboro Engines 1, 2, and 3 responded. Colleton County Rescue 1, Car 110, Car 111 and Car 12 responded. Asst. Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.