Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/October/2022 - MVC with Ejection - "C" Shift

Incident # 22-08427 - An adult male was transported to a Trauma Center after being ejected from a car that struck a tree Sunday morning 30-October. At 02:04, 9-1-1 was notified of the accident in the 15000 block of Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21) south of Bells Crossroads. The southbound 1989 Corvette lost control in a curve, overcorrected and crossed to the northbound side of the road. The vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a large pine tree. The car received heavy damage, flipped over and ejected the driver. He was found semi-conscious in the woods near the car. Bystanders provided aid prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue units. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene and requested a medical helicopter. Due to poor weather conditions no helicopters could fly. The man was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 18 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with his care. He was transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

Engine 18, Medic 13, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Chris Jones served as Incident Commander.