Islandton man injured in Saturday wreck | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 15, 2016 8:23 am
A 63-year-old Islandton man was severely injured in a single-car, high-speed crash in the 1200 block of Ashton Road Saturday evening Feb. 13.
At 8:53 p.m., a Station 15 firefighter radioed in to dispatch that a vehicle had struck a tree and the driver was trapped. The northbound Ford Escape failed to negotiate a curve and ran head-on into a large pine tree in front of the firefighter’s residence.
The firefighter began rendering aid until Fire-Rescue units arrived.
The driver was pinned in the wreckage between the dashboard, steering wheel and driver’s seat. His legs were pinned as well when the floor buckled. The passenger-side dash was pushed into the front passenger seat, displacing the seat.
Crews began treating the man during the extrication, which lasted approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters removed the driver’s rear door, “B” post and dashboard to free the man.
The patient was transported from the scene by ambulance to a nearby field to meet with a medical helicopter, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston.
Traffic on Ashton Road near Gibson Road was blocked for one-and-a-half hours.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.