Colleton County Fire-Rescue


09/August/2013 – Car vs Moped MVC with Air Evacuation– “A” Shift

Incident # 13-04352 – A 71 year old Walterboro man received critical injuries after the moped he was riding collided with a car on Robertson Blvd at Spruce Street. The accident occurred at 15:32 on Friday afternoon 09-August. The man who was not wearing a helmet was found unconscious, face down in the roadway. Bystanders provided first aid and EMTs from the nearby Coastal Ambulance Service came to the scene to assist the man, prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue. When Medic 19 arrived, Firefighter-Paramedics was quickly treated and immobilized the patient, then transported him the two blocks to Colleton Medical Center’s ED. His condition rapidly deteriorated prior to arriving at the hospital. A medical helicopter was placed on standby, while the patient was stabilized in the hospital Emergency Department.

The ED Staff led by Dr. Greaves, worked diligently to save the man. His condition deteriorated again after arriving at the hospital. Local surgeon Dr. Stiegler, came to the ED and assisted with the man’s care, performing several lifesaving surgical procedures. After working for a little over an hour, the man was deemed stable enough to make the helicopter trip to the Trauma Center. LifeNet 4 transferred the patient to MUSC. The Walterboro Public Safety Department is investigating the crash.  

County Fire-Rescue Medic 19 and Car 12, with two Walterboro Public Safety Engines responded.  WPS Captain Lonnie Beach served as Incident Commander.