Colleton County Fire-Rescue

07/17/2018

17/July/2018 MVC with entrapment & Air Evac C Shift

Incident # 18-04901 A 55 yr old Irmo man was critically injured in a high speed roll-over accident on I-95 at the 44 mile marker southbound Tuesday morning 17-July at 07:12. The southbound Chevrolet Suburban dropped off of the left shoulder, over corrected and left the roadway on the right shoulder. The vehicle slide sideway and flipped over five times before coming to rest on its side at the wood line. The large SUV received heavy damage in the crash. Bystanders advised the driver was unconscious after the collision and trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the man semi-conscious with life threatening injuries. Crews used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove a portion of the roof. The man was extricated with full spinal precautions. The C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter was requested and flew to the scene. They landed on I-95 just south of the accident site. The patient was transferred to the Flight crew and flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 13, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 107 and Car 112 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.

 
 
 

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