Colleton County Fire-Rescue


13/Sept/2014 MVC with Entrapment B Shift

Incident # 14-05432 Two people were injured in a head-on collision in the 14000 block of Cottageville Highway Saturday evening 13-Sept at 21:32. The two passenger cars collided in the west bound lane on the dark rainy stretch of rural highway. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am was entrapment. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the highway littered with debris and a Mercedes convertible blocking the highway. The Grand Am was off on the shoulder. Medic 9 requested one additional ambulance. Crews used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the driver of the Grand Am. She suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the Mercedes suffered severe leg injuries. Both patients received treatment at the scene and were transported to Colleton Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes was transferred by private ambulance to the Trauma Center at MUSC shortly after arrival at CMC. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 9, Engine 19, Medic 9, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Lt. Jimmy Jacques served as Incident Commander.