Colleton County Fire-Rescue


12/February/2015 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

Incident # 15-00808 – A 63 year old male was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC following a tractor trailer accident Thursday evening 12-February. At 19:08, Fire-Rescue units were sent to the intersection of Mount Carmel Road and Sigwald Lane for an auto accident. Medic 26 arrived to find a tractor trailer truck that had left the roadway and struck several trees. A fuel tank had ruptured spilling approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel on the ground and on the hot exhaust system. Firefighter-Paramedics found smoke coming from under the cab and quickly removed the driver. Engine 19 arrived a short time later and extinguished the fire that was under the truck. The patient’s condition began to deteriorate on the scene, so a medical helicopter was placed on standby. Medic 26 transported the man to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. LifeNet 4 then flew the patient to MUSC. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 19, Medic 26 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander. Photos by Harold Buzzell