Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/December/2012 MVC with Entrapment A Shift

Incident # 12-06923 A single car MVC left a 61 year old man with multiple non-life threatening traumatic injuries Friday evening 21-December at the intersection of Cottageville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) and Sidneys Road. The accident occurred at 18:26 when the vehicle drove through a DOT Barricade, crossed Cottageville Highway and struck a large tree. The man was trapped from the waist down by the dashboard. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man during the extrication. Crew members used Holmatro Hydraulic Tools to cut the seat supports. The man was then extricated with full spinal precautions, removed through the rear of the small SUV and transported to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 19, Medic 19, Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.