Colleton County Fire-Rescue
16/September/2023 - MVC with Ejection - "C" Shift
Incident # 23-07042 - An adult male suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a possible head injury when he was ejected from his SUV after hitting a utility pole. The small SUV was traveling northbound on Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15), when it left the roadway, jumped a ditch and struck the power pole, breaking it into three pieces. The SUV then flipped over multiple times before landing on its side in a field. The man was found lying in the field near the SUV. Bystanders had stopped to render aid. Firefighter-Paramedics from Medic 19 treated the man at the scene, then transported him emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was transferred to the flight crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. The accident is being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol.
Engine 19, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 110 and Car 111 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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