Colleton County Fire-Rescue
23/May/2017 – MVC with entrapment – “C” Shift
Incident # 17-03503 – An adult male received non-life threatening injuries after his truck left the roadway in the 6900 block of Lowcountry Highway (US Hwy 21) near Black Creek Road Tuesday morning 23-May. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 03:41. Bystanders stopped to assist, but had problems accessing the driver. The southbound truck, which was hauling produce, drove down an embankment and overturned causing heavy damage to the truck. The cab was nearly completely crushed due to the collision. Firefighter-Paramedics used a roof ladder to climb onto the truck. An smaller attic ladder was placed down inside the cab. Some items were removed from the cab, then the driver was assisted on the ladder and was extricated from the truck. He was treated at the scene, then transported by Medic 13 to Colleton Medical Center in stable condition. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Engine 8, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 109 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.
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