Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22/July/2017 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

Incident # 17-05061 – Six people were injured, one critically, in a single car MVC on I-95 near the 62 mile marker southbound just south of the McLeod Road interchange, Saturday morning 22-July at 09:27. A southbound Honda Pilot lost control and entered the median where it struck several trees. An eight year old boy was seated at the point of impact on the driver’s side and received multiple traumatic injuries, including a head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the boy unconscious with life threatening injuries. A second ambulance was requested and a medical helicopter was placed on standby. Medic 26’s crew quickly treated the boy, immobilized him and transported emergent with additional personnel on board. He was taken to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter. After his airway was secured, C.A.R.E. Flight flew the patient to the Pediatric Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Medic 1 and crewmembers from Engine 26 evaluated the other five patients. An adult female and an adult male who were also seated on the driver’s side were both transported emergent by Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Both received traumatic injuries. The remaining three patients suffered non-life threatening injuries and did not require ambulance transportation. Southbound I-95 was down to one lane for several hours and backed up approximately 15 miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating.

Engine 26, Medic 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Firefighter-EMT Tyler Allen served as Incident Commander.