Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01-September-2017 / MVC with Air Evac / C Shift

Incident # 17-06047 A 26 year old male was severely injured after his pickup truck left the roadway and struck a large pine tree Friday afternoon 01-September. At 12:57 Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 4900 block of Black Road, west of Edward Road. Units arrived to find the pickup truck with heavy damage stuck on the tree stump. The force of the impact, splinted the pine tree and broke the trunk approximately three from the ground. The male driver was conscious and suffered traumatic injuries. Crews used hand tools to extricate him from the vehicle. The C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter was placed on standby at Colleton Medical Center. The patient was quickly treated at the scene, then rapidly transported to the CMC helipad with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board assisting with patient care. He was transferred to the Flight Crew and flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 13, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 107 and Car 112 responded. Assistant Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.