Colleton County Fire-Rescue


07/April/2016 High Speed MVC with Ejection A Shift

Incident # 16-02130 An adult male was critically injured in a single car MVC on Mt. Carmel Road south of McLeod Road Thursday evening 07-April at 23:14. The north bound Monte Carlo lost control in a curve and slide sideways into a ditch. After sticking the embankment, the car became airborne and struck a power pole about four feet off the ground. The impact broke the pole in two pieces. The car them flipped over several times before striking a tree at the wood line. A neighbor heard the crash, went to investigate and called 9-1-1. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the car with heavy damage and the driver had been ejected. The man was found unconscious approximately 25 feet south of where the car came to rest. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the man, then transported him to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville. Two additional Firefighter-Paramedics assisted during the transport. Coastal Electric Coop responded to the scene and secured the power lines. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 26, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic Mike Bascom served as Incident Commander.