Colleton County Fire-Rescue


17/January/2016 MVC with Air Evac A Shift

Incident # 16-00313 A high speed single car MVC injured a 33 year old man Sunday afternoon 17-January. At 17:23, Colleton 9-1-1 received several reports of a Dodge Charger the left the roadway and struck a tree in the median. Some callers reported the driver was trapped. Medic 13 arrived to find the car with heavy damage in the median. The driver was conscious but confused, however he was free from the wreckage. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including a possible head injury. A nurse had stopped at the scene and was attempting to provide care for the man, but he was slightly uncooperative. Firefighter-Paramedics tried to immobilize the man, but he pushed them away and exited the car. Crewmembers were able to calm him, then immobilize him outside the vehicle. After an quick exam, a medical helicopter was called to the scene. Engine 13 set up a landing zone south of the accident and LifeNet 4 landed on the Interstate near the entrance ramp. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew without incident, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Southbound traffic was stopped for about 30 minutes causing it to back up for four miles.

Engine 1, Engine 13, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Captain Michael Banks served as Incident Commander.