Man injured when pickup strikes pine tree | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 6, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 6, 2017 at 11:42 am
A 26-year-old male was severely injured after his pickup truck left the roadway and struck a large pine tree the afternoon of Sept. 1.
Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 4900 block of Black Creek Road, west of Edward Road, and found the heavily damaged pickup stuck on a tree stump. The force of the impact splintered the pine tree, causing the tree to break about three feet off the ground. The male driver was conscious and suffered traumatic injuries.
Crews used hand tools to extricate him from the vehicle, and a medical helicopter was placed on standby at Colleton Medical Center. The patient was quickly treated at the scene, then transported to the helipad with additional firefighter-paramedics on board assisting with patient care. He was transferred to the flight crew and flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.