Colleton County Fire-Rescue


08/January/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

Incident # 21-00226 - A Colleton County teenager was critically injured in a two vehicle MVC in the 4300 block of Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15) just south of Winchester Rd Friday afternoon 08-January at 16:48. The 19 yr.old male was traveling southbound when his Nissan Maxima collided with the rear of a flatbed tractor trailer that was making a left turn. The Nissan received heavy damage and the unrestrained driver was trapped in the wreckage. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later and quickly used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the driver. He was unconscious and suffered multiple traumatic injuries. No medical helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions. Due to his condition, he was transported emergent to Colleton Medical Center to be stabilized. The ED staff worked diligently for an hour to stabilize the patient. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 then transported him from CMC to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. The C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter crew assisted with patient care during the transport. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

Engine 19, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Car 101, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.