Colleton County Fire-Rescue
24/September/2017 – Fatal MVC with Ejection – “B” Shift
Incident # 17-06663 – A Colleton County man died from multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle MVC in the 7400 block of Sidneys Road Sunday afternoon 24-September at 14:30. The southbound Dodge pickup truck appeared to have lost control in a curve, over corrected and entered the ditch. The truck flipped over at least once, ejected the unrestrained driver and landed on top of the man. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived approximately eight minutes later. They used a winch to stabilize the truck and a reciprocating saw to remove a portion of the windshield to gain access to the victim. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and had no signs of life. The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. Once they completed their investigation, the winch was used to turn the truck upright and the man’s body was extricated, then transported by the Coroner’s Office. The area on Sidneys Road was closed for approximately 2-1/2 hours while the SC Highway Patrol investigated the cause of the accident. Sheriff’s Deputies rerouted traffic. The location is the site of several previous fatal accidents.
Engine 19, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 110 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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