Colleton County Fire-Rescue
07/April/2013 – MVC with two Air Evacs – “C” Shift
Incident # 13-01830 – Two people received critical injuries in a motorcycle accident on Sniders Highway (SC Hwy 63) Sunday afternoon 7-April at 14:35. The eastbound Honda Aspercade lost control near Murdaugh Road and flipped over several times ejecting the two riders. The large motorcycle landed on an adult male causing additional injuries. Two Fire-Rescue Ambulances were dispatched to the scene due to the initial information. When Engine 15 arrived, they advised of critical patients, both suffering multiple traumatic injuries. Two medical helicopters were requested and a landing zone was established at the Islandton baseball field on Moselle Road approximately one mile from the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics immobilized and treated both patients at the scene, then transported them in separate ambulances to the ball field. LifeNet 4 from Walterboro arrived first and met with Medic 18 who had the most critical patient. The female motorcycle passenger was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. LifeNet 3 from Orangeburg arrived about 15 minutes later. Medic 9 transferred the male driver without incident.
He too was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Traffic on Sniders Highway was blocked for about 45 minutes. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Witnesses reported a green Honda may have contributed to the accident, but left the scene. Anyone with information about the Honda is encouraged to contact the Highway Patrol at 843-538-2111 or the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211. Engine 10 set up the landing zone.
Engine 10, Engine 15, Medic 9, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Capt. Matthew Owen Williams, Jr served as Incident Commander.
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