Colleton County Fire-Rescue

3/24/2010

Stations 1, 9 and 19 responded to a high speed three car MVC on Hampton Street (SC Hwy. 64) near Widgeon Road at 1749 Wednesday afternoon 24-March. According to witnesses, an east bound Ford pickup truck dropped off the right hand shoulder, over corrected and lost control. The truck struck a west bound Ford Fusion head-on before sliding sideways into a west bound SUV. The female driver of the Fusion received multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. An American Heritage Ambulance crew drove up on the accident shortly after it occurred and began treatment on the injured woman. The driver of the pick-up truck was not hurt, but the SUV driver complained of injuries.

Fire-Rescue crews entered the Fusion and took over treatment of the injured woman, while other personnel deployed one 1-3/4 handline and Holmatro rescue tools. A hydraulic spreader was used to remove the driverís door to free the patient. She was immobilized, then transported by Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center. The woman was later transferred by Medic 26 to a Charleton area hospital. The driver of the SUV was transported to Colleton Medical

Center by Medic 9. Hampton Street was closed for approximately 40 minutes until the vehicles could be cleared from the roadway.

Engine 19, Rescue 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Truck 11 responded. Captain Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.