Man severely injured in Ashton Road wreck | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 17, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: February 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm
A single-vehicle crash the evening of Feb. 13 in the 1200 block of Ashton Road sent a 63-year-old Islandton man to the hospital with severe injuries.
At 8:53 p.m., a Colleton County Fire-Rescue firefighter, who works at Station 15, radioed emergency dispatch, reporting 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.
After being freed from his vehicle, the victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby field to meet with a medical helicopter and 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 South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.