Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 9, 18, 19, 26, and 27 responded to a three vehicle MVC at the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Jefferies Hwy Saturday afternoon 10-April at 1734. An unmarked Sheriff’s Office cruiser was struck in the passenger side by a Nissan Sentra  causing both vehicles to spin around, coming to rest at the north west corner of the intersection. The Crown Victoria was pushed into a third vehicle suffering heavy damage. The Nissan then struck a utility pole. Six people received injuries in the crash which forced Law Enforcement to close the busy intersection for nearly 40 minutes. The southbound lanes, north of the intersection remained closed for five hours while the SC Highway Patrol Accident reconstruction team investigated the collision. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the patients at the scene. The deputy suffered multiple traumatic injuries, was given pain medications, immobilized and transported by Medic 26 to the Lowcountry Regional Airport to meet with a medical helicopter. Omniflight-Charleston flew him to the Trauma Center at MUSC. A female passenger in the Nissan also suffered multiple trauma injuries. She was also treated, splinted, immobilized and transported to the airport by Medic 27 and flown by Lifenet 3 to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Two other patients from the

Nissan, a two year old boy and his mother were transported to Colleton Medical Center, as well as two adults from the third vehicle. The two year old was later flown from CMC ED by Lifenet 3 to the Pediatric Trauma Center at MUSC with a head injury.

Engine 19, Medic 9, Medic 18, Medic 26, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Walterboro Engine 1 and Engine 2 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.