Colleton County Fire-Rescue
13/December/2014 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift
Incident # 14-07245 – Four people were injured, one critically, following a two car collision in the 800 block of Bells Hwy just east of Robertson Blvd. At 15:42, a car pulled out of Briarwood Road into the path of an east bound pickup truck. The truck collided with the car in the driver’s door. Both vehicles received heavy damage and block Bells Hwy. Medic 26 arrived to find four patients and the critically injured driver of the passenger car. The car had over two and half feet of intrusion into the passenger compartment. Two additional ambulances were requested and a medical helicopter was dispatched to Colleton Medical Center. All patients were treated at the scene prior to transport. The driver of the car was quickly immobilized and transported to the helipad at CMC. LifeNet 3 from Orangeburg met Medic 26, then flew the man to the Trauma Center at MUSC. A female passenger in the car suffered non-life threatening multi-traumatic injuries. She and a passenger in the pickup truck were transported to CMC. The driver of the pickup truck denied ambulance transportation to the hospital. Bells Highway in the area of the accident was closed for about an hour. The Walterboro Police Dept is investigating the crash.
Medic 1, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12, Walterboro Engines 1, 2 and 3 and Walterboro Police responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.
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