Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22/June/2021 - MVC with Ejection & Air Evac - "A" Shift

Incident # 21-04328 - A 50 yr male was severely injured in a two vehicle MVC on Augusta Hwy at the I-95 interchange Tuesday afternoon 22-June at 17:23. A northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to stop at Augusta Hwy and collided with an Eastbound tractor trailer. The Jeep drove under the trailer, breaking both rear axles on the semi-trailer. The unrestrained driver of the Jeep was ejected onto the highway and received multiple injuries including a head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics found the semi-conscious  man lying behind the Jeep. They treated his injuries and requested a medical helicopter. CARE Flight responded to the scene, landing in the Circle C Truck Stop parking lot. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew without incident, then flown to a Trauma Center in Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the accident. A portion of Augusta Hwy and the northbound exit ramp to Augusta Hwy were blocked for two hours until the accident could be cleared. 

Engine 5, Engine 26, Medic 7, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 102, Car 104, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O'Quinn served as Incident Commander.