Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 8, 9 and 27
responded to a two vehicle accident in the 4700 block of Hendersonville
Hwy at 2151, Wednesday evening 25-November. A south bound Ford pickup
collided with another south bound pickup truck as it was passing the
vehicle. The first truck left the roadway at a high rate of speed,
entered the ditch and flipped over several times before striking a
driveway and utility pole. The vehicle received heavy damage. An
unrestrained 19 year old passenger was ejected from the vehicle. He was
found about 15 feet south of the overturned truck near the woods. The
man suffered multiple traumatic injuries but was conscious. The driver
self extricated and suffered non-life threatening traumatic injuries. No
one in the other vehicle was injured.
Both patients were treated at
the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics. A medical helicopter was requested
for the ejected patient. Omniflight flew to the Hendersonville
Elementary School approximately 3 miles from the accident scene to meet
with Medic 27. The patient was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The
driver was transported by Medic 9 to Colleton Medical Center.
Engine 8, Rescue 1, Medic 9, Medic 27, Battalion 1 and Truck 12 responded.
|Engineer-Paramedic (acting Battalion Chief) Brian Rowe served as Incident Commander.|