Colleton County Fire-Rescue


19 & 20/March/2015 – Moped Accidents with a Fatality – “C”&”A” Shifts

One man died and another was critically injured in separated motor vehicle collisions involving mopeds Thursday and Friday.

Incident # 15-01518 – A 62 year old Green Pond man died Friday from injuries he sustained Thursday afternoon 19-March. At 14:19, Fire-Rescue was notified of a Moped that was struck by a car on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17) at Wood Road. Station 6 is located one block from the scene and arrived one minute later. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man unconscious in the highway with multiple traumatic injuries. The moped suffered heavy damage. The man was treated at the scene and a medical helicopter was requested, however none could fly due to poor weather conditions. Fire-Rescue then transported the man by ambulance directly to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Additional Firefighter-Paramedics assisted during the transport and advanced airway procedures were performed enroute to maintain the patient’s breathing. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 2, Medic 6 and Car 111 responded. Firefighter-EMT Matt Smart served as Incident Commander.

Incident # 15-01538 – A second accident involving a moped occurred Friday evening 20-March in the 100 block of Sidneys Road just north of Cottageville Highway. At 19:50, Fire-Rescue was sent to the location behind the Forks Gas Station for a moped that struck a car head-on. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find a 47 year old male lying in the roadway. The man suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was in critical condition. He was quickly treated at the scene, then rapidly transported to Colleton Medical Center to be stabilized. A medical helicopter was not available, so Fire-Rescue transported the man from CMC to the Trauma Center at MUSC Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 19, Medic 19 and Car 12 responded. Firefighter-EMT Joseph Holmes served as Incident Commander.