Colleton County Fire-Rescue


13/November/2013 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

Incident # 13-06179 - A mother and two children were transported to Colleton Medical Center Wednesday morning 13-November following a three car MVC in the intersection of Jefferies Highway and Tuskegee Airman Drive. At 07:10, a Pontiac Sunfire and Chevrolet Pickup Truck collided head-on sustaining heavy damage. The third vehicle left the roadway to avoid the collision, receiving minor damage. The adult female driver and a six year old boy in the Sunfire both complained of multiple non-life threatening traumatic injuries. Firefighters used Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools to remove the driver’s door to extricate the woman. A fifteen year old male in the same car was not injured. The occupants in the other vehicles, all of whom were wearing seatbelts, did not complain of any injuries and did not require ambulance transportation to the hospital. Medic 19 and Medic 26 transported the three Sunfire occupants. Traffic at the busy intersection was rerouted for about 45 minutes until the accident was cleared. Sheriff Deputies diverted traffic, including school buses to two lanes. The intersection handles traffic for four schools in the area. The accident was investigated by the Sheriff’s Office.

Engine 19, Medic 19, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-EMT Marshal Murdaugh served as Incident Commander.