Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1 and 26 responded to a high speed, single car MVC on I-95 at the 52 mile marker northbound on Monday, 23-November at 23:50. The driver apparently lost control during a light rain, before spinning around backwards and entering the woods. The small Honda rolled onto its side before impacting several trees causing heavy damage. A rear passenger became entrapped when her hand was crushed between the roof and door. Firefighter-Paramedics cribbed the vehicle, then used a Glas-master Tool to remove the windshield allowing the front passengers to exit the vehicle on their own accord. The patients were taken to Medic 26 for evaluation of minor injuries. Crews used a Holmatro combi-tool to spread the door away from the roof freeing the woman’s hand. She suffered non-life threatening injuries to her hand with some possible fractured fingers. All three patients were transported to Colleton Medical Center by Medic 26.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 26 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.