Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 26 and 27 responded to a high speed MVC on I-95 at the 55 mile marker southbound, Wednesday 26-November at 1754. A Connecticut family was traveling to Florida when the driver apparently fell asleep. The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu entered the wooded median and miraculously drove between several trees before sliding sideways into a large pine. The vehicle's engine caught fire after the impact. All four passengers, the parents and two teenaged children, were wearing seatbelts. All escaped with minor injuries except a 14 year old boy who suffered a dislocated shoulder. Bystanders assisted the family in removing some items from the car. Firefighters used one 1-3/4" hand line to extinguish the fire. The trunk area was saved, thus sparing much of the family's luggage.
The family members were treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics on Medic 27 and then transported to Colleton Medical Center for additional care. Southbound holiday traffic on I-95 was backed up for several miles due to one lane being closed due to the accident.
Engine 26, Medic 27, Battalion 1 and Truck 111 responded. Asst. Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.