Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 15, 18 and 26 responded to a high speed single vehicle MVC on Rum Gully Road north of Sniders Highway, Monday afternoon 5-April at 15:37. The compact car lost control in a curve, overturning at least once. Two adult females in the vehicle were injured, one critically. The critical patient was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected, resulting in a near amputation of her right leg, as well other traumatic injuries. The second adult female received traumatic injuries and head trauma. Two toddlers who were in child safety seats only received minor injuries. The critically injured woman was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics treated all four patients at the scene. A medical helicopter and a second Medic Unit were requested to respond to the scene. Firefighters stabilized the car, then used Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools to remove the doors to free the patient. She was transported to a nearby field, but due to an extended ETA on the helicopter, she was transported 19 miles to Colleton Medical Center to be stabilized. A Lifenet helicopter from Augusta Georgia arrived a short time later and transported the woman from CMC to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston, SC.

Engine 15, Rescue 1, Rescue 18, Medic 18, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Truck 110 responded. Firefighter Rodney Murdaugh served as Incident Commander.