Colleton County Fire-Rescue
01/January/2017 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift
Incident # 17-00023 – Two adult males were injured, one
critically, in a single car MVC on Round O Road just south of Bodison
Memorial Drive Sunday evening 01-January. The accident was reported at
22:24. It appeared the 2015 Taurus was traveling north bound, when it left
the roadway at a high rate of speed and entered the southbound ditch. The
car became airborne, then collided with a power pole and struck a block
church sign. The vehicle came back on the roadway traveling approximately
500 yards before coming to rest up right in the southbound lane. The
unrestrained driver was thrown into the backseat and rendered unconscious.
The passenger was able to exit the car and began walking south on Round O
Road. Both suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Medic 9 arrived to find the
vehicle in the roadway with heavy damage. The driver was trapped in the
wreckage. A second Ambulance and Rescue Unit were requested.
Firefighter-Paramedics began treating both patients, while other crewmembers
used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the patient from the Taurus. He was
removed with full spinal precautions and remained semi-unconscious. His
condition deteriorated at the scene. He was transported emergent to the
Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville by Medic 19. Medic 9 also
transported the passenger to Trident Medical. The SC Highway Patrol is
investigating the crash.
Engine 9, Medic 9, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter Steve Pelton served as Incident Commander.
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