Colleton County Fire-Rescue


27/June/2014 High Speed MVC with Air Evac B Shift

Incident # 14-03798 At 08:06 Friday 27-June, a southbound GMC Yukon Denali lost control and over-turned multiple times landing upright in the median on I-95 near the 48 mile marker. The SUV received heavily damage resulting in critical injuries to an adult female and ejecting a small child. Six people in the SUV were injured. The Yukon was pulling a small U-Haul trailer which became detached and flipped over multiple times, coming part, spilling the entire load and ending up near the wood line on the right side of the highway. Debris littered the accident site. Car 105 was the first to arrive and requested a medical helicopter and three additional ambulances.  

A rear seat passenger was critically injured. She was extricated with full spinal precautions, then moved to Medic 1 to await the arrival of helicopter. Two other adults, an 11 year old and two small children received non-life threatening injuries. They were all transported by ambulances to Colleton Medical Center and released later in the day. The vehicle had no child safety seats. LifeNet 4 made a scene landing on the Interstate. The Flight Crew flew the critical patient to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Southbound traffic was blocked for about 45 minutes causing traffic to back up six miles.

Engine 1, Engine 13, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 13, Medic 19, Medic 26, Car 12, Car 105, Car 107 and Car 116 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.