Colleton County Fire-Rescue
09/June/2022 - Pickup Truck vs Lawn Mower MVC - "B" Shift
Incident # 22-04441 - An adult female was critically injured when a small John Deere riding mower she was driving was struck by a pickup truck in the 2200 block of Green Pond Hwy. (SC Hwy 303) Thursday night at 21:43. Witnesses reported the lawn mower was traveling south on Rivers Street just minutes before the collision. The area is dark on the rural highway. A south bound Toyota Tacoma on Green Pond Hwy. rounded the curve at Rivers Street and could not see the unlighted lawn mower driving in the road. The pickup truck collided with the mower, throwing it to the wood line. The driver of the mower was ejected to the grass shoulder. She received multiple life threatening injuries. A small dog that was suspected to be with the woman died in the collision and was found near the lawn mower. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived within minutes and found the semi-conscious woman in the grass. They began treating her and called for a medical helicopter. None were immediately available. The woman was treated at the scene, then transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 13 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics onboard to assist with her care. She was taken to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Colleton County Animal Services responded to transport the deceased canine. Green Pond Highway in the area of the accident was down to one lane for three hours while SCHP investigated the crash.
Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 13, Car 107 and Car 112 responded. Asst. Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.
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