Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 9 and 19 responded
to a fatal MVC at the intersection of Round O Road and Wesley Grove Road
north of the Town of Cottageville, Sunday 3-May at 1748. Apparently, a
motorcycle pulled out of Wesley Grove Road into the path of a north bound
Mercury Sable traveling on Round O Road. The two vehicles collided in the
intersection. The 51 year old motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet
and suffered multiple traumatic injuries including severe head injuries.
The car crashed into the ditch trapping the female driver in the vehicle.
The speed limit is 55 mph in this area.
Units from Station 9 arrived several minutes later to find the motorcycle driver lying unconscious in the roadway. A second Medic Unit and a medical helicopter were requested. Medic 19 and Meducare arrived approximately 15 minutes later. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, which included intubation and chest decompression, however he went into cardiac arrest just before the helicopter landed and was then transported by ambulance to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
The female patient suffered
moderate injuries. Firefighters used two sets of Holmatro Rescue Tools to
remove the roof on the vehicle to allow for extrication. She was also
treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to Colleton Medical
Center. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 9, Engine 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Truck 12 and Meducare responded. Firefighter Ray Delonge served as Incident Commander.