Colleton County Fire-Rescue
06/February/2010 – Truck MVC – “C” Shift
Incident # 20-00837 – Three men were injured after two
large trucks collided at the intersection of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) and
Peirce Road Thursday morning 06-February at 10:22. Both trucks received
heavy damage and went off each side of the road hitting several trees and
spilling approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel on the road and into the
ditches. The driver of the larger two piece Cheerwine beverage truck
complained of minor injuries and did not wish to be transported to the
hospital. The two occupants of the appliance delivery truck both requested
transport to the hospital. They were transported to Colleton Medical Center
by Fire-Rescue Medic 9 and Medic 19. Both had non-life threatening injuries.
The damaged trucks, debris and fuel in the road caused the highway to be
blocked for three hours until the vehicles could be removed the fuel spill
cleaned up. Firefighters and Law Enforcement detoured traffic to other
routes during that time. The SC Highway Patrol and State Transport Police
are investigating the accident.
Engine 9, Engine 36, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 27 responded. Engineer-Paramedic KC Campbell served as Incident Commander.
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