Colleton County Fire-Rescue
17/June/2014 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift
Incident 14-03580 – A single car accident resulted in multiple traumatic injuries to a 31 year old female Tuesday evening 17-June. At 19:57, Fire-Rescue was notified of an over-turned vehicle that was on fire in the 18700 block of Augusta Hwy near Heaven’s Path Lane. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived to find an over-turned minivan in the cemetery at this location. There was no fire. The female driver complained of multiple injuries and also suffered a head injury. A medical helicopter was requested while Firefighter-Paramedics treated and immobilized the woman at the scene. LifeNet 4 responded to a field near the accident site. The patient was transported to the field, then transferred to the flight crew without incident. She was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. It appeared the eastbound minivan drove off of the right side of the road, over-corrected and lost control before entering the eastbound ditch. The van struck and displaced a driveway culvert, causing the van to flip on its roof. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 9, Medic 9, Tender 9, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Captain Dewayne Jacque served as Incident Commander.
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