Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1 and 27 responded to a single car high speed MVC on I-95 at the 53 mile marker northbound at 15:24, Wednesday 7-April. The 2004 Chrysler Pacifica lost control and entered the woods on the right hand shoulder. The vehicle struck several trees. The front seat passenger received multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage. The female driver was able to self extricate with the assistance of bystanders prior to Fire-Rescue’s arrival. She received minor injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man in the vehicle, while other crew members used Holmatro hydraulic tools to cut the seat brackets to free the man. He was extricated with full spinal precautions. The Omniflight-Charleston medical helicopter landed at the scene as the patients was being removed from the car. He was transferred directly to the helicopter, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Northbound traffic on I-95 was stopped for about 20 minutes, causing it to back up for several miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.