Colleton County Fire-Rescue


16/June/2017 MVC with Air Evac C Shift 

Incident # 17-04095 At 23:39, Friday 16-June, a small SUV left the roadway on Red Root Road at the intersection of Bethel Road, overturned and struck a tree trapping the driver. The adult male was pinned inside the vehicle. Firefighter-Paramedics found the SUV upside down at the wood line with heavy damage to the front of the car. The roof over the driver was crushed down to the dash. Crews deployed Holmatro Rescue Tools, but were able to force open a rear door using a pry bar. They began treating the man inside the car before extricating him with spinal precautions. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries. A medical helicopter was placed on standby and Medic 18 transported the man emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with C.A.R.E. Flight. He was transferred to the flight crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 18, Medic 18, Rescue 1, Rescue 18, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.