Colleton County Fire-Rescue


15/September/2023 - Car vs Trailer MVC - "C" Shift

Incident # 23-07031 - A northbound Lexus collided with a loaded utility trailer on a dark rural section of highway in the 2300 block of Hendersonville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) south of Walterboro Friday evening 15-September at 19:59. The truck pulling the trailer was turning into a residence when the accident occurred. The Lexus sustained heavy damage in the collision and the unrestrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured, however the trailer also sustained heavy damage and the truck was damaged as well. Hendersonville Hwy was blocked for three hours until the accident and debris could be cleared. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the driver of the Lexus at the scene, then transported him emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston in Fire-Rescue Medic 1. No medical helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the MVC. 

Engine 1, Medic 1 and Car 111 responded. Captain Jack Wimberly served as Incident Commander.