Colleton County Fire-Rescue

1/3/2010

Stations 1, 9, 18, 19 and 26 responded to multiple, multi-vehicle accidents on I-95 beginning at 1458 on Sunday afternoon 3-January. The first accident occurred at the 48 mile marker northbound involving four vehicles. South and Northbound traffic was stop and go most of the day, still heavy with holiday travelers. Traffic slowed near the 48 mile marker causing vehicles to nearly stop, when a northbound car rear ended a Jeep, pushed it into two other vehicles and causing the Jeep to  flip on its side. Both cars received heavy damage. The two other vehicles struck during the collision received moderate damage. The accident completely blocked both northbound lanes. The three occupants of the Jeep were able to self extricate with assistance from bystanders. All three received moderate non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car also suffered moderate non-life threatening injuries, but the 19 year old male front seat passenger received multiple serious trauma injuries. He was treated at the scene by Medic 18ís crew. A medical helicopter was requested to respond to the scene. Lifenet 3 responded and flew the patient to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The other four patients were transported by Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center. The remaining occupants of the other two vehicles did

not request medical transportation. Northbound traffic on I-95 was stopped for nearly an hour. Firefighters were able to push one car from the roadway to open one northbound lane.

Medic 26 responded to a four vehicle accident on I-95 at the 48-1/2 mile marker southbound at 15:08. Several patients were examined, but did not require transport by ambulance. Battalion 1 and Medic 9 checked several patients at a MVC near the 55 mile marker northbound at 15:09 but there were no injuries. He canceled all other responding Fire-Rescue units. Battalion 1 and Medic 26 then responded to the accident at the 48 northbound. Medic 26 assisted with patients at the 48 northbound, but then responded to a MVC at the 42 mile marker northbound at approximately 15:40. A third accident, involving two vehicles occurred at the 48 mile marker southbound while units were still working the first accident. No one was injured , but the accident caused traffic to stop until the cars could be moved from the roadway.

 

Engine 26 and Medic 26 responded to a two vehicle MVC involving a tractor trailer at the 60 mile marker southbound at 1731. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries, but refused medical transportation to the ED.  

Engine 1, Medic 18, Medic 19, Medic 26, Truck 12 and Battalion 1 responded to the four vehicle MVC at the 48 mile marker northbound. Chief McRoy served as Incident Commander.

Medic 26 responded to the four vehicle MVC at the 48-1/2 mile marker southbound. Firefighter-Paramedic Robert Gregory served as Incident Commander.

Battalion 1 and Medic 9 responded to the MVC at the 55 mile marker northbound. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

Engine 26, Medic 26 and Truck 12 responded to the two vehicle MVC at the 60 mile marker southbound. Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Rowe served as Incident Commander.