Colleton County Fire-Rescue
17/July/2017 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift
Incident # 17-04909 – An adult female was critically injured in a single car MVC on Interstate 95 at 65 mile marker Monday morning 17-July at 11:06. The northbound Mercedes left the roadway at a high rate of speed and entered the median. The car struck a culvert, became airborne and flipped over several times before coming to rest upright blocking the southbound lanes. The car suffered heavy damage. The restrained male driver received multiple non-life threatening injuries. The restrained female passenger suffered multiple life threatening injuries and was in critical condition at the scene. One additional ambulance and a medical helicopter were requested, however due to heavy rains in the area, the helicopter had to decline the flight. The female patient was transported emergent in Medic 26 with additional personnel on board, to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston. The male patient was transported by Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center, but was later transferred to Trident. The southbound lanes of I-95 near the accident were blocked for an hour. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control.
Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 110 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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