Colleton County Fire-Rescue


26/April/2016 MVC with Air Evac B Shift

Incident # 16-02554 An adult male was critically injured after he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon 26-April at 18:11. The man was running from Walterboro Police units and fled south on Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) reaching speeds in the triple digits prior to the crash. He turned west on to Brick Chimney Road and lost control in the 700 block. The man was ejected from the motorcycle and thrown into the woods. The motorcycle landed approximately 120 feet west and caught fire. Police Officers immediately rendered aid to the man until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was not wearing helmet. Crews extinguished the fire, while Medic 13s personnel stabilized the man. A medical helicopter was placed on standby at Colleton Medical Center and the patient was rapidly transported to the helipad at CMC where he was transferred to the Flight Crew of LifeNet 4. He was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. The Colleton County Sheriffs Office also assisted.

Engine 13, Medic 13, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.