Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/July/2014 MVC with Ejection A shift

Incident # 14-03976 A high speed single vehicle accident in the 300 block of Cypress Pond Road sent three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon 5-July. At 17:22, 9-1-1 began receiving reports of a small white car that lost control in a curve and struck a power pole. Initial calls reported one person was ejected and two people were still in the car. Engine 1 arrived to find the 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT with heavy damage, resting upright on the west side of the road. A power pole was broken in several pieces and laying on the ground. Electricity in the area was reported to be out, however the was evidence of the line arching on the car. The vehicle appeared to have lost control after a curve and over-corrected. The car struck the ditch bank, then flipped over at least five times. The three occupants received multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries and were out of the car when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived. Engine 1 requested one additional ambulance. All three patients were treated at the scene, then transported to Colleton Medical Center. Personnel from Coastal Electric Co-Op responded to the scene to replace the pole and restore power. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  

Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 9, Battalion1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.