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