Colleton County Fire-Rescue
03/26/2011 – “A” Shift – MVC with Traumatic Injuries
Incident # 11-01780 – A single vehicle accident sent two people to the Trauma Center Saturday afternoon, 26-March at 17:27. An older model Chevrolet Caprice left the roadway at a high rate of speed, entered a ditch before striking a utility pole, then impacted a driveway culvert. The car cleared the driveway, coming to rest in the ditch. Both occupants suffered multiple traumatic injuries, one with head trauma. Due to the poor weather conditions the responding medical helicopter had to abort the flight. The patients were treated at scene by Medic 18, then transported directly to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The accident is being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol.
Engine 7, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic Steve Sanders served as Incident Commander.