Colleton County Fire-Rescue

09/21/2012

21-September-2012 MVC w/ejection & Air Evacuation

Incident # 12-05184 - A 22 year old Walterboro woman is in critical condition after being ejected from a car. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Rivers Street near Jackson Road Friday morning 21-September at 09:47, when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The woman was thrown from the car, landing in the woods. The car suffered heavy damage. Firefighter-Paramedics treated her at the scene which included chest decompression and called for a medical helicopter. She was rapidly transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with LifeNet 7. The flight crew flew her to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Medic 1 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.

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