A 23 year old man was critically injured in a high speed single car MVC on Coolers Dairy Road just east of Round O Road, Tuesday evening 04-July. 9-1-1 received several reports of the incident at 20:23 advising the vehicle had hit a tree and the driver was ejected. The callers noted the vehicle was on fire. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the car with massive damage off of the roadway fully involved. The engine was lying next to the burning car. The unrestrained patient was found with multiple life threatening injuries several feet from the car. Crews quickly treated the man and immobilized him with full spinal precautions. He was transported emergent by Medic 9 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with patient care. Medic 9 transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Personnel at the scene, deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the car and grass fire. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 19, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.