Colleton County Fire-Rescue


10/March/2017 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Incident # 17-01611 – Two men are lucky to be alive following a high speed tractor trailer MVC on I-95 at the 55 mile marker northbound, Friday morning 10-March at 06:21. The north bound truck struck the bridge, then went down an embankment into the median. The vehicle struck several trees before coming to rest in the swamp. The front of the trailer failed, propelling the load of cabbage onto the cab, destroying the truck and trapping the two occupants. A SC Transport Police Officer drove up on the accident shortly after it occurred and was able to pull one of the occupants from the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed ladders to reach the second the occupant who was trapped approximately 15 feet above the ground. Crews dug through mounts of cabbage, then used hand tools to free the driver. He was extricated with the use of a stokes basket. Both occupants suffered multiple traumatic injuries and were transported to Colleton Medical Center. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 109 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.