Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01/January/2017 MVC with Entrapment C Shift

Incident # 17-00023 Two adult males were injured, one critically, in a single car MVC on Round O Road just south of Bodison Memorial Drive Sunday evening 01-January. The accident was reported at 22:24. It appeared the 2015 Taurus was traveling north bound, when it left the roadway at a high rate of speed and entered the southbound ditch. The car became airborne, then collided with a power pole and struck a block church sign. The vehicle came back on the roadway traveling approximately 500 yards before coming to rest up right in the southbound lane. The unrestrained driver was thrown into the backseat and rendered unconscious. The passenger was able to exit the car and began walking south on Round O Road. Both suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Medic 9 arrived to find the vehicle in the roadway with heavy damage. The driver was trapped in the wreckage. A second Ambulance and Rescue Unit were requested. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating both patients, while other crewmembers used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the patient from the Taurus. He was removed with full spinal precautions and remained semi-unconscious. His condition deteriorated at the scene. He was transported emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville by Medic 19. Medic 9 also transported the passenger to Trident Medical. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  

Engine 9, Medic 9, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter Steve Pelton served as Incident Commander.