Colleton County Fire-Rescue


13/September/2017 High Speed MVC B Shift

Incident # 17-06361 Two people were severely injured in a head-on crash in the 2200 block of Mt. Carmel Road Wednesday morning 13-September. At 04:44, Fire-Rescue units were notified of the accident just south of Ruffin Road. Engine 26 and Medic 26 arrived within 2 minutes from Station # 26 one mile from the scene. Units found the road blocked by the two vehicles, a small car and a small pickup truck. Both vehicles received heavy damage. Firefighter-Paramedics requested a second ambulance and placed a medical helicopter on standby. The helicopter was not available due fog. Crews treated both patients, an adult male in the car and an adult female in the truck, at the scene and rapidly transported them to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Both suffered multiple traumatic injuries. The roadway remained closed for approximately 1-1/2 hours. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 26, Medic 19, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Captain Justin Warko served as Incident Commander.