Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/May/2018 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Incident # 18-03587 – Three adult females were trapped in a Chevrolet Suburban that lost control on I-95 near the 57 mile marker northbound Monday afternoon 21-May at 14:39. The SUV left the roadway during a thunderstorm, spun backwards and entered the wooded median striking several trees before overturning. Firefighter-Paramedics found the SUV lying on the passenger’s side with moderate damage. Crews used a chain saw to cut away brush to gain access the vehicle. The windshield was removed and a Holmatro Incline Cutter was used to cut the “A”, “B” and “C” posts on the driver’s side. A Sawzall was then used to cut the a portion of the roof to allow Firefighters to fold the roof to the ground. This provided access to all three patients who were wearing seatbelts. The patients suffered non-life threatening injuries and were all transported to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 1 and Medic 13. One lane of I-95 was closed until fire apparatus cleared the scene. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  

Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.