Colleton County Fire-Rescue
29/June/2019 – MVC with ejection & Air Evac – “C” Shift
Incident # 19-04490 – A Colleton County teen was
critically injured in a single vehicle MVC Saturday morning 29-June. At
05:37 an off duty Colleton Firefighter drove past the location and saw the
damaged Toyota pickup truck off of the roadway. He stopped to investigate
and found the patient laying on the ground near the heavily damaged truck.
He reported the accident to 9-1-1 and rendered aid to the patient until
Medic 26 arrived a few minutes later. The patient was semi-conscious with
multiple traumatic injuries and severe respiratory problems. It appeared he
was ejected from the truck which had rolled several times, before coming to
rest upright. It is unknown when the accident occurred.
Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated him at the scene, placed the C.A.R.E.
Flight medical helicopter on standby, then rapidly transported him to the
helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the helicopter. The patient
was transferred to the Flight Crew and flown to the Trauma Center at Trident
Hospital in North Charleston. It appeared the small pickup truck was
traveling south on Mount Carmel Road when it crossed the center line and
entered the ditch on the north bound side of the road. The truck
over-corrected, crossed back across Mount Carmel Road and left the south
bound side of the road and began to flip over several times. The driver was
ejected at some point while the vehicle was flipping over. The SC Highway
Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 26, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Firefighter-EMT Brad Welch served as Incident Commander.
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