Colleton County Fire-Rescue


06/03/2012 – MVCs with Air Evacuations – “A” Shift

Incident # 12-02975 - A high speed single car MVC has sent two children to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The 1998 Honda  was northbound on Round O Road when the driver stated she swerved to avoid a deer. The car lost control, entered the ditch, flipped over and struck a tree in the passenger’s door. There was over 3 feet of intrusion into the car, with the tree completely displacing the passenger’s seat and crushing the driver’s seat. A three year old girl and six year old boy who were back seat passengers were ejected from the car. The girl was unconscious and in critical condition at the scene. The boy suffered severe injuries, while the mother received non-life threatening traumatic injuries. A nurse stopped at the accident and rendered aid to the girl prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue units. Three Fire-Rescue ambulances and two medical helicopters responded. Firefighter-Paramedics treated and stabilized the children. Lifenet 3 and Lifenet 7 helicopters responded, landing in a field approximately ¼ mile from the scene. 

Both children were flown to the Pediatric Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The three year old girl’s condition deteriorated while enroute to MUSC. She remained in critical condition upon arrival. Despite her injuries, the mother refused ambulance transportation to the hospital. She left the scene in a private auto. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 19, Medic 9, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander. Lt. Ray DeLonge was LZ coordinator.  

Incident # 12-02980 – An accident involving an over-turned Log Truck resulted in one patient being flown from the scene to MUSC. The accident occurred on Cane Branch Road near Fire Hill Road Monday morning 4-June at 07:09. The driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury. He was treated at the scene by Medic 18’s crew and flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC by Lifenet 4. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Engine 8, Battalion 1 and Car 110 responded. Lt. Mark Farris served as Incident Commander.