Colleton County Fire-Rescue


04/14/2012 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Incident # 12-02001 - Two women were injured, one critically when their small pickup truck left the roadway, struck several trees then rolled over on its side. The accident was reported in the 6000 block of Pleasant Grove Road (approx. 1 mile west of Round O Road), Saturday morning 14-April at 05:06. One woman was trapped in the wreckage. It was believed that neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly extricated the driver who was comforting the injured passenger. She was transported to Colleton Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A second ambulance was dispatched to the accident for the passenger. The passenger suffered significant traumatic injuries and head injuries. Crewmembers used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the vehicle’s roof. This provided access to the woman and allowed Firefighter-Paramedics to safety extricate her from the truck. The extrication took approximately 20 minutes. She treated during the extrication, immobilized and transported to Colleton Medical Center. She was later flown by the Lifenet 4 medical helicopter to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston.

 The SC Highway Patrol is investigating to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor.

Engine 19, Rescue 1, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic (Acting Battalion Chief) Brian Rowe served as Incident Commander.