Colleton County Fire-Rescue
11/August/2017 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift
Incident # 17-05552 – An adult female was injured in a single car MVC in front of 19461 Augusta Hwy east of Sidneys Road Friday afternoon 11-August. At 18:34, 9-1-1 received several reports that a small car left the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck several trees. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find a Honda Civic against two trees with the female driver trapped inside. It appeared the west bound car left the wet highway and skidded sideways, then struck the trees on the east bound side of the road. The woman was conscious and suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. Crews entered the car to treat the patients injuries, while other personnel deployed Holmatro Rescue Tools. Hydraulic cutters were used to remove the roof and a hydraulic spreader displaced the driver’s door to free the patient. She was extricated with full spinal precautions, then transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 9 to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 19, Rescue 1, Medic 9, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-EMT Dale Kizer served as Incident Commander.
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