Colleton County Fire-Rescue


29/July/2020 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Incident # 20-05178 – Three Florida teenagers were injured in a single car, high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 61 mile marker southbound Wednesday afternoon 29-July at 15:43. The three were traveling southbound in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle dropped off of the left shoulder, then over corrected and entered the wooded median. The Jeep slid sideways and began to flip over when it struck several trees impacting at the passenger door. The door was pushed inwards and the roof collapsed on the 18 yr. old front passenger trapping him in the wreckage. All three were wearing seatbelts. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later, finding a 16 yr. old female outside of the car with non-life threatening injuries. The 17 yr. old driver was assisted from the vehicle through a window. Firefighter-Paramedics treated both for multiple traumatic injuries and transported both to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Fire-Rescue Medic 1. Other crew members began treating the trapped 18 yr. old male, administering IV fluids and pain medications. The patient suffered multiple traumatic injuries including a head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the roof from the Jeep allowing access to the patient. Hydraulic cutters and spreaders were used to free the teenager. He was extricated with full spinal precautions. A medical helicopter had been called to the scene. CARE Flight responded and landed on I-95. The patient was flown from the scene to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Traffic on I-95 southbound was stopped for about 30 minutes, then down to one lane for about an hour causing it to back up several miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 4, Engine 26, Rescue 18, Medic 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 112 and Car 114 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.