Colleton County Fire-Rescue


06/18/2012 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evacuation

Incident # 12-03246 - A mid-afternoon, single car MVC sent two women to the hospital Monday afternoon 18-June. At 12:46, a 2003 Dodge Neon failed to negotiate a curve at the corner of Orange and State Streets, resulting in the small car running head-on into several oak trees. Both occupants suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Medic 19 initially responded to the report of a minor accident, but arrived to find the vehicle with heavy damage and the driver trapped.  They requested one additional ambulance and Rescue. The driver, who was trapped, received more severe injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated both patients at the scene. The treatment of the driver was continued during the extrication, which included multiple IVs, bleeding control and pain medications. Medic 1 transported the passenger to Colleton Medical Center, while other crewmembers continued to work on the driver. Firefighter-Paramedics cut the roof off of the car, then removed the driver’s side doors and “B” post to free the woman. She was transported by Medic 19 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the Lifenet 4 helicopter. 

The patient was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Walterboro Public Safety assisted with the accident and is investigating the crash.

Medic 1, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 107, Car 111, Car 118, City of Walterboro Engine 1 & Engine 2 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.