Colleton County Fire-Rescue


24/May/2020 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift 

Incident # 20-03407 – An adult male suffered multi-traumatic injuries after being involved in a single vehicle MVC on Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) at Barwick Lane Sunday evening 24-May. The pickup truck was traveling south on Jefferies Hwy when it attempted to pass several other southbound vehicles, including a Dorchester County EMS Ambulance transporting a patient to Colleton Medical Center. The vehicle lost control and flipped over several times before coming to rest on the right shoulder at Barwick Lane. The man was initially trapped in the truck. The Paramedics on the Dorchester ambulance stopped an provided immediate care to the injured man and notified 9-1-1 of the accident. The Dorchester County Paramedics were able to extricate the man from the truck using hand tools. Colleton Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later and continued care to the individual before immobilizing him and transporting him in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. One lane of Jefferies Hwy was blocked for 1-1/2 hours until the vehicle could be removed and debris cleared from the highway.  

Engine 19, Medic 19, Rescue 1,Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-EMT Andy O’Quinn served as Incident Commander