Colleton County Fire-Rescue


11/July/2021 - MVC with Ejection - "B" Shift

Incident # 21-04899 - Two teenagers were injured in a high speed, single car MVC in the 200 block of Robertson Blvd. (SC Hwy 64) Sunday evening 11-July. At 22:28, Fire-Rescue Medic 26 had just cleared from the hospital 3 blocks east of this location. While returning to their Station, Medic 26 drove up on an unconscious female lying in the road. As the crew was stopping to investigate, they noticed a heavily damaged vehicle in the parking lot of the Shopping Center and a male patient with multiple traumatic injuries near the parking lot. They requested a second Ambulance and the CARE Flight helicopter as they began treating both patients. Additional Fire-Rescue crews arrived to assist. The female patient was immobilized and found to be in critical condition suffering from multiple traumatic injuries including head injuries. CARE Flight was unable to fly due to poor weather conditions, however the Flight Crew radioed they were able to assist with the ground transport. Medic 26 stopped at the helicopter on the pad at Colleton Medical Center to pick up the Flight Nurse and Flight Medic, then continued to transport emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Advanced airway techniques were required to secure her airway enroute to the Trauma Center. Fire-Rescue Medic 19 responded for the 17 yr old male patient. He also suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury. He was transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with his care. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. The Honda Accord had been northbound on Spruce St and failed to stop at Robertson Blvd. The car struck the curb in the southbound side of Spruce St, began sliding sideways, crossed five lanes of Robertson Blvd., and struck the I Beam holding up the Shopping Center sign, in the rear driver's side door.
The impact caused heavy damage to the small car with approximately 1-1/2 to 2 feet of intrusion. The 19 yr old unrestrained female driver was ejected onto the highway. The unrestrained 17 year old male passenger was able to exit the vehicle on his own. The 200 block of Robertson Blvd was closed for 4 hours while the Highway Patrol investigated the accident. 

Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Walterboro Fire Dept. responded. Captain Joseph Holmes served as Incident Commander.