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.