Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/15/2020 – MVC with entrapment – “C” Shift

Incident # 20-03197 – A Summerville man was injured after his Jeep struck a utility trailer and overturned in the 800 block of Black Street Friday morning 15-May at 11:18. Units arrived to find the car laying on the passenger side in the roadway. The adult male driver was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the man while he was still in the vehicle as other crewmembers worked to remove the roof. Cribbing and Holmatro V-Struts were used to stabilize the vehicle and Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools and a reciprocating saw were used to remove a portion of the roof to gain access to the driver. He was wearing a seatbelt. Firefighter-Paramedics used a KED device to immobilize him in the driver’s seat, then removed the man from the car. He was transported in stable condition to Colleton Medical Center. The Walterboro Police Dept is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Walterboro Fire Dept responded. WFD Captain Zack Harrison served as Incident Commander.

Photos by Harold Buzzell