Colleton County Fire-Rescue


31/December/2019 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

Incident # 19-09087 – Two people were sent to the Trauma Center at MUSC following a two vehicle high speed MVC in the 6500 block of Jacksonboro Rd near Muskrat Lane north of I’ons Crossroads Tuesday morning 31-December at 02:14. A southbound 1998 Ford Pickup Truck was disabled in the roadway with mechanical problems when it was struck in the rear by a southbound Chevrolet passenger car causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The pickup truck was pushed approximately 100 feet and spun around in the road. The 19 yr. old male front seat passenger was ejected from the truck through the driver’s side door as the truck spun. He landed unconscious in the water filled ditch with the truck coming to rest over him. The 25 yr old male driver exited the truck and pulled him from under the vehicle. The driver advised he performed CPR to revive his friend. The 19 year old was conscious when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a few minutes later. The 26 year old male driver of the Chevrolet suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. Both patients were treated at the scene, immobilized then transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC by Fire-Rescue Medic 9 and Medic 19. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. Jacksonboro Road was blocked by the wrecked vehicles and debris for a little over an hour until the scene could be cleared by the wrecker companies. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control and detoured traffic until the vehicles were removed.

Engine 9, Medic 9, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.