Colleton County Fire-Rescue


04/March/2020 – MVC with entrapment and Air Evac – “B” Shift

Incident # 20-01518 – Two men we injured in a head-on collision on Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) south of Phillips Road Wednesday morning 04-March at 06:09. The accident occurred when a south bound Nissan Murano crossed the center line and struck a north bound Dodge Pickup truck head-on. The collision caused heavy damage to both vehicles and blocked the highway. Both driver’s were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the pickup truck received minor injuries, was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics, then transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to Colleton Medical Center. The driver of the Nissan suffered multiple traumatic injures and was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the man while other crewmembers used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate him from the vehicle. A medical helicopter was requested and CARE Flight flew to the scene, landing in a field across from the accident. Once extricated, the man was immobilized, then transported by Medic 19 to the field to meet with the Flight Crew. He was flown from the scene to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston. Sheriff’s Deputies detoured traffic for about an hour until the vehicles could be removed from the highway. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  

Engine 19, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.