Colleton County Fire-Rescue
04/March/2023 - Fatal MVC with Ejection and Air Evac - ""C" Shift
Incident # 23-01660 - Two people were injured and one man perished after he was ejected from a vehicle in 1200 block of Jonesville Ave, Saturday afternoon 04-March. At 17:32, 9-1-1 was notified of a single vehicle, high speed accident in the 1200 block of Jonesville Ave. The callers advised the car had flipped over and at least one person was ejected from the car. It appeared the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control after clearing a curve. The Shelby Mustang entered the ditch, suffered heavy damage and was found on the driver's side. Engine and Medic 13 arrived about three minutes later advising of three patients. Two additional Fire-Rescue Ambulances and a medical helicopter were requested. Crews at the scene determined one unrestrained patient who had been ejected was deceased. A second man suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was semi-conscious. He was treated at the scene, then transported to a nearby field to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The third patient, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 1. A former first responder arrived on the scene just prior to emergency units and very helpful assisting with the patients at the scene. Fire units remained on the scene for 3-1/2 hours providing lighting for the SC Highway Patrol's MAIT Team. SCHP is investigating the accident.
Engine 1, Engine 13, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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