Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1 and 27 responded to a two vehicle MVC on I-95 at the 50 mile marker northbound, Thursday morning 30-April at 01:33. Apparently a southbound passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed, entered the breakdown lane, striking a disabled Taurus Station Wagon in the rear. Both cars received heavy damage from the collision, with the Taurus being pushed into the woods. No one was in the Taurus when the collision occurred. The driver of the southbound car was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown into the windshield. His head punched through the glass and struck the hood. The male driver received facial injuries and other traumatic injuries to his chest, abdomen and legs. Firefighter-Paramedics treated him at the scene and called for a medical helicopter to respond.

Meducare arrived approximately 20 minutes later, landing on the Interstate. The patient was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.