Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/June/2014 MVC with double entrapment A Shift

Incident # 14-03852 A high speed single car MVC trapped two children Monday morning 30-June. At 03:30, Fire-Rescue was sent to the 55 mile marker southbound on Interstate 95 for the second accident at the same location within eight hours. A southbound Chevrolet Cavalier lost control and entered the median backwards. The vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed struck a large pine tree causing extensive damage to the back of the small car. The impact pushed the rear seat into the front seats trapping two small children in their car seats between the passenger seats. Firefighter-Paramedics used Holmatro Rescue Tools to force open the front door, then displace the front passenger seat to free the children. A three year old boy suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. He was immobilized at the scene. A one year old boy appeared to have survived without injuries. Both children and an adult female were transported to Colleton Medical Center. An adult male was also in the vehicle, but was not injured. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Bard served as Incident Commander.