27/November/2020 - MVC with Fire - "A" Shift
An incident that occurred near the 39 mile marker on
I-95 in the Town of Yemassee (Hampton County) resulted in injuries to a
municipal police officer at approximately 15:15 Friday 27-November. The Blue
Toyota Tundra pickup truck fled the scene traveling northbound on I-95 and
entered Colleton County a short time later. Yemassee Police and the SC
Highway Patrol pursued the subject for approx. 7 miles. The driver of the
pickup set the interior of the truck on fire while being chased by Law
Enforcement. Click here for more information.
25/November/2020 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift
A 19 year old male received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand
in what is thought to be an accidental shooting at the Travelodge at 1577
Bells Hwy. in Walterboro Wednesday evening 25-November at 18:11. Walterboro
Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies responded and cleared the scene.
Firefighter-Paramedics found the patient ambulatory with bleeding to his
hand. He was treated at the scene which included bleeding control and pain
medications. Click here for more information.
23/November/2020 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift
Firefighter-Paramedics saved a Francis Street home
Monday afternoon 23-November. At 12:51, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a fire in
the home. The family was able to safely exit the structure prior to the
arrival of Fire-Rescue. Engine 19 found moderate smoke conditions on
arrival, The Incident Commander had determined the fire was heaviest in an
attached utility room at the rear of the single story brick veneer dwelling.
The fire also appeared to have entered the attic. One crew was
directed to attack the utility room, while a second crew was sent inside to
battle the fire in the attic. Click here for more
22/November/2020 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "B" Shift
A 19 yr. old Walterboro man died in a single car MVC on
the dirt portion of Round O Road approximately 4 miles east of Jacksonboro
Road Sunday morning 22-November. The 2007 Chevrolet Suburban was found by
several hunters at 08:18 who reported the accident to 9-1-1. The vehicle was
traveling west, failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, overturned
and struck several trees. It was found laying on the driver's side with the
roof pushed to the floor in a heavily wooded area. Click
here for more information.
21/November/2020 - High Speed MVC - "A" Shift
Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a single car MVC
at the intersection of Ritter Rd and White Hall Rd Saturday evening
21-November at 20:52. Responding units were unable to locate an accident at
the reported location. A search of the area revealed the accident was 1-1/2
miles south of the intersection in the 1500 block of Whitehall Road. Engine
13 found a Chevrolet Impala with heavy damage against an Oak tree in a yard.
The tree had impacted all the way to the firewall on the small car. The
vehicle was on fire. Bystanders advised someone pulled the man out of the
car and transported him to the hospital by private car. Click
here for more info.
19/November/2020 - Fatal MVC with entrapment - "C" Shift
A 34 yr. old man died from injuries he received in a
single car MVC in the 8600 block of Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21) at the
intersection of Shiloh Loop Thursday evening 19-November. At 21:33, another
motorist reported the accident. While emergency units were enroute, a second
caller advised the driver was trapped in the wreckage. Additional
Fire-Rescue units were assigned to the incident. The first arriving
Firefighter-Paramedics found the car with heavy damage, wrapped around a
pine tree. The driver was trapped in the wreckage and had no signs of life.
The Coroner's Office was notified. Click here
for more information.
17/November/2020 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift
An adult female suffered multiple traumatic injuries in
a two vehicle MVC on Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) at the intersection of Drain
Road Tuesday evening 17-November at 18:29. Both vehicles were traveling in
the same direction, when the small Mercedes sedan collided with the rear of
the semi-truck. On arrival, Medic 7 requested a second Fire-Rescue ambulance
and began treating the patients. The truck driver suffered non-life
threatening injuries. Augusta Hwy was blocked for an hour until the vehicles
could be removed. Click here for more
17/November/2020 - MVC - "C" Shift
An adult male received critical injuries after he
crashed a moped in the ditch in the 3500 block of Charleston Hwy. (SC Hwy
64) Tuesday evening 17-November at 18:16. A passerby noticed the man and the
moped in the ditch on the dark stretch of rural highway and notified 9-1-1.
Battalion 1 arrived to find the man with multiple traumatic injuries and a
head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, then
transported him emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Click
here for more information.
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16/November/2020 - Fatal MVC - "B" Shift
A 62 yr old Cottageville man died from injuries
received when his 2001 Yukon collided with a Frontend Loader in the 11700
block of Round O Road Monday evening after dark. The Yukon received heavy
damage in the crash. The accident was reported at 17:57. Bystanders found
the man unresponsive and began performing CPR in the roadway. Fire-Rescue
units arrived minutes later and continued the resuscitative efforts. The man
was transported emergent to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 9
with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with his care.
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15/November/2020 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift
An adult male was critically injured in a single car
MVC in the 7500 block of Sidneys Road Sunday afternoon 15-November at 17:38.
The Nissan Maxima left the roadway at a high rate of speed, entered the
ditch, then collided with a tree before striking a driveway culvert and
flipping over several times. The car landed on the roof in a ditch
containing water. The unrestrained driver was found unconscious in the
water, trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics used Holmatro Rescue
Tools to force open a door to access the driver. Click
here for more information.