Colleton County Fire-Rescue
19/August/2014 – MVC with ejections & 2 Air Evacs – “A” Shift
Incident # 14-04893 – Eight people were injured, two critically in a single car high speed roll over collision in the 10100 block of Lowcountry Highway north of Memory Drive Tuesday evening 19-August at 21:48. The north bound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban left the roadway and overturned multiple times ejecting two occupants. The SUV came to rest on its wheels in a corn field on the dark stretch of rural highway. Medic 18 arrived to find multiple patients and requested two additional ambulances and a medical helicopter. One patient was found to be critical at the scene. All patients suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics triaged the patients and began treating the injured. As more resources began to arrive, Engine 1 was dispatched to set up a landing zone near Sniders Crossroads and two more ambulances were assigned to the incident. A total of eight patients were treated. One adult male was transported by Medic 18 to a field near Sniders Crossroads to meet with LifeNet 3. He was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Medic 13 transported two adult females to Colleton Medical Center, but one patient’s condition quickly deteriorated enroute. Medic 13 diverted to the helipad at CMC and transferred the patient to the LifeNet 4 medical helicopter who is stationed at CMC.
That patient was also flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The other patient was then transported into the ED at CMC. Medic 14 transported two adult females, while Medic 19 transported two adult males to CMC. One adult male was treated at the scene, but denied transport to the ED despite his injuries. Shortly after arrival at the ED, one patient was later flown by helicopter and another was transferred by private ambulance to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The SC Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash.
Engine 1, Engine 13, Medic 1, Medic 13, Medic 14, Medic 18, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 107 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb and Firefighter-EMT Kristen Diaz operated the Command Post.
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