Colleton County Fire-Rescue
25/March/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "B" shift
Incident # 21-02051 - A 56 yr old Georgia man was critically injured in a single vehicle accident on I-95 near the 54 mile marker northbound Thursday afternoon 25-March. At 12:34, Colleton 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of the high speed MVC. Callers advised the northbound pickup truck left the roadway, drove over the cable barrier, struck two large trees, then flipped over several times before landing back in the travel lanes blocking northbound traffic. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the 2014 Ford F-150 upright in the roadway with heavy damage. The male driver was semi-conscious and partially out of the vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt, but suffered multiple injuries, as well as a head injury. He was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating his injuries as other crew members used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the driver's door to extricate the man. He became unconscious during the extrication. A medical helicopter was requested, but the closest helicopters were on other assignments. Following the extrication, the man was moved to Fire-Rescue Medic 19, then transported emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Additional Firefighter-Paramedics assisted with his care during the transport. He remained unconscious until reaching Trident. Northbound traffic was blocked for about 30 minutes until debris could be moved from the roadway. Firefighters were able to get one lane reopened shortly after Medic 19 departed the scene. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 101, Car 104, Car 105 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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