Colleton County Fire-Rescue
05/March/2020 – High Speed MVC - “C” Shift
Incident # 20-01549 – A local teenager is lucky to be alive following a high speed crash in the 9000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) near Neyles Crossroads Thursday morning 05-March at 02:20. The Nissan passenger car left the roadway and struck a power pole breaking it into three pieces before colliding with a tree. The car received massive damage. The initial reports indicated the driver was trapped in the wreckage, however she was out of the vehicle when responders reached the scene. Engine 2 arrived to find the car in the front yard of a Neyles residence. Debris and power lines were across the highway and power was out in the area. The female patient was found inside the residence suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated her at the scene, then transported her emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Fire-Rescue Medic 19. Additional Firefighter-Paramedics assisted with her care during the transport to MUSC. No medical helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions. A child seat was found in the mangled car, but crews could not locate the infant. They used thermal imaging cameras and flashlights to search the scene and nearby woods, but did not locate a child. Other responders used Holmatro Rescue Tools and began disassembling the car searching for the baby when Law Enforcement advised the child had been safely accounted for and was not involved in the accident. Units were on the scene for two hours and Charleston Hwy was blocked during that time. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control and the SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 2, Engine 19, Medic 6, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 118 responded. Captain Matt Paler served as Incident Commander.
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