Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/July/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

Incident # 19-05052 – A multi-vehicle MVC sent one man to a Trauma Center Sunday evening 21-July. At 20:52, 9-1-1 received the report of a four vehicle crash on I-95 near the 42 mile marker northbound. A witness advised a dark colored vehicle stalled in the travel lanes and was struck by several other vehicles, causing heavy damage to three cars. Vehicles were off on both shoulders and debris littered the highway, stopping north bound traffic. Fire-Rescue units from Station # 13 in Jonesville arrived within minutes and requested a medical helicopter and one additional ambulance. An adult male received critical multiple traumatic injuries and two other persons received minor injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics worked on the critically injured man to stabilize his injuries. The C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter responded to the scene and flew the man the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 transported two patients to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. Northbound traffic was stopped for over an hour until the vehicles could be removed and the highway was reopened. The SCHP is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Medic 13, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.