Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 5, 9, 19, 26 and
27 responded to a two car MVC on Jefferies Highway (US Hwy 15) at the
intersection of Augusta Highway (SC Hwy 61) Canadys Crossroads at 2353 PM
Saturday evening 16-May. Apparently a minivan traveling eastbound on
Augusta Hwy. pulled into the path of a southbound pickup truck traveling
on Jefferies Hwy. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. Six
people received injuries in the crash, with one person being critically
injured and another being trapped in the minivan. Firefighters used
hydraulic rescue tools to extricate a rear passenger in the minivan.
Fire-Rescue treated the
patients at the scene and transported four people in three ambulances to
Colleton Medical Center. Due to a delayed response by a medical
helicopter, the critical patient was transported to the Walterboro
Hospital where he was stabilized and then flown to the Trauma Center at
MUSC. The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 5, Engine 26, Rescue 1,
Battalion 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Medic 27 and Truck 111 responded. Asst.
Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.