Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 6, 12, 19 and 27 responded to a school bus and car accident on Charleston Highway just west of Featherbed Road at 0653 Friday morning 6-November. A small car traveling at a high rate of speed, apparently rear ended the stopped school bus. The car sustained heavy damage, but the bus only suffered minor exterior body damage. The impact broke some coolant and oil lines on the rear mounted engine. The driver of the car denied any injuries as did the bus driver. All 14 of the children on the bus had minor non-life threatening complaints. Each was ambulatory at the scene, but required evaluations and transportation to Colleton Medical Center. Medics 6, 19 and 27 transported all fourteen of the children to CMC. Engine 12 worked the accident scene, directing traffic and securing hazards from the leaking bus motor. School bus maintenance personnel were able to repair the bus at the scene, allowing it to leave under its own power. Traffic on the busy highway was down to one lane for about 1-1/2 hours.

Engine 12, Medic 6, Medic 19, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Truck 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.