Colleton County Fire-Rescue


03/December/2015 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Incident # 15-07059 – At 06:02, Thursday morning 03-Decmber, a small passenger car collided with a three axle tanker truck at the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Cottageville Highway. The 38 year old driver of the car suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the man unconscious in the vehicle. The driver of the truck was not injured. Crews began treating the man and used Holmatro Rescue tools to extricate him from the car. A medical helicopter was placed on standby. Following the extrication, the man was rapidly transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with LifeNet 4 who is stationed there. The Flight Crew performed RSI to secure the patient’s airway, then flew the man to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the accident.

Engine 19, Medic 1, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.