Colleton County Fire-Rescue


16/April/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Incident # 16-02302 – Two vehicles collided head-on in the 3800 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) Saturday evening 16-April. Callers notified 9-1-1 at 20:11 advising one person was trapped in the wreckage. Fire-Rescue arrived to find both passenger cars on the east bound shoulder with front end heavy damage. The male driver of the Malibu suffered life threatening injuries and quickly stabilized at the scene. He was rapidly transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville in Medic 19 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with his care. Both occupants of the Chevrolet Cavalier suffered multiple traumatic injuries. The female passenger was trapped in the wreckage and was extricated using Holmatro Rescue Tools. She and the male driver were both transported to Trident Medical in Fire-Rescue Medic 1. Traffic on Charleston Hwy. was down to one lane for over an hour. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control.

Engine 19, Medic 1, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.