Colleton County Fire-Rescue


12-06-2011 / MVC with Entrapment / A Shift

Incident # 11-06429 A single vehicle MVC at the SB 43 mile marker on I-95, left a mother and child trapped in their Mercury Mountaineer Tuesday afternoon 6-Decmber at 13:36. Car 110 arrived to find the heavily damaged SUV in the woods with the roof crushed into the passenger compartment. The driver advised she was southbound when a rear tire blew out causing her to lose control. The vehicle struck several trees and began to over-turn, before coming to rest on several trees. Firefighter-Paramedics used Holmatro Rescue Tools to cut pieces of the door away, displace the forward hinges and rear Nader pin. The door assemblies and B post were then pushed downward to open up the car to provide access to the patients. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts. The female driver was extricated with full spinal precautions. A 10 year old male rear passenger was splinted and also immobilized on a spine board. Both patients were transported by Medic 1 with non-life threatening injuries to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. One lane of southbound I-95 was closed for about 45 minutes causing traffic to back up for approximately two miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Engine 8, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.