Colleton County Fire-Rescue


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

Incident # 20-01641 – A 39 yr. old North Charleston man was seriously injured in a single car high speed MVC on Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) at Nettles Ln Monday morning 09-March at 08:04. First arriving units found the vehicle down an embankment on the west bound side of the highway. The vehicle appeared to have dropped off of the shoulder, over-corrected and enter the ditch, striking a power pole and breaking it. The car received heavy damage, trapping the driver inside the wreckage. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was unconscious when responders arrived. Firefighter-Paramedics entered the vehicle and began treating the man, while other crewmembers stabilized the car with Holmatro Struts. They then used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the man from the vehicle. He regained consciousness while in the car. A medical helicopter was requested and CARE Flight responded to the baseball field at the Neyles Community Center. The man was extricated with full spinal precautions, then transported from the scene to the Neyles Community Center in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics onboard to assist with the patient’s care. He was transferred to the flight crew without incident, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  

Engine 19. Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.