Colleton County Fire-Rescue


15/November/2020 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

Incident # 20-07855 - An adult male was critically injured in a single car MVC in the 7500 block of Sidneys Road Sunday afternoon 15-November at 17:38. The Nissan Maxima left the roadway at a high rate of speed, entered the ditch, then collided with a tree before striking a driveway culvert and flipping over several times. The car landed on the roof in a ditch containing water. The unrestrained driver was found unconscious in the water, trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics used Holmatro Rescue Tools to force open a door to access the driver. He was found to be in cardiac arrest. Crews began resuscitative efforts and began emergent transport to Colleton Medical Center. Firefighter-Paramedics had additional crew members assist with the patient care enroute to the hospital and successfully regained pulses on the patient. Once they arrived at Colleton Medical Center the ED staff continued efforts to stabilize the man. He was later flown by the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

Engine 19, Engine 36, Medic 19, Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O'Quinn served as Incident Commander.