Colleton County Fire-Rescue
21/September/2014 – MVC with Burns – “A” Shift
Incident # 14-05581 – A 43 year old Georgia man
received first and second degree burns to his legs after his motorcycle
caught fire Sunday afternoon 21-Sept at 13:39. The man was traveling
southbound on I-95 near the 55 mile marker, when he noticed his motorcycle
was burning. As he attempted to stop the bike on the median side of the
Interstate, his pants also caught on fire. Several bystanders stopped to
assist the man. Firefighter-Paramedics could see a column of black smoke two
miles from the scene. They arrived to find the motorcycle fully involved.
Engine 1 deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire, while Medic 1
began treating the injured man. He was transported to Colleton Medical
Center for further treatment. One southbound lane was blocked due to the
incident, causing traffic to back up for approximately three miles. The SC
Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Engine 1, Medic 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Captain Brian Rowe served as Incident Commander.
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