Four injured in interstate crash | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Four people from a Florida family were injured in a high speed single-vehicle collision at Exit 53 of I-95 the morning of Nov. 28.
Safety forces were sent to the area on Nov. 28 at 9:40 a.m. following reports that a southbound 2005 Dodge pickup truck had left the roadway at a high rate of speed. The truck crossed both travel lanes and entered the ditch just south of the overpass, where it skidded sideways and began to flip over.
The truck rolled at least three times, landing upright in the grass field between the highway and the exit ramp.
A 17-year-old male, who had been sleeping in the rear seat, was ejected and landed nearly 75 feet from the truck. He sustained multiple traumatic injuries.
The youth was quickly treated at the scene, then transported by a Colleton County Fire-Rescue ambulance crew to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston.
An adult male front-seat passenger suffered life-threatening traumatic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.
Firefighter-Paramedics treated him in the vehicle while other crewmembers used hydraulic tools to remove the passenger-side door.
A medical helicopter was requested and flew to the scene to transport the man to the MUSC Trauma Center.
An 11-year-old female and the adult female driver were both transported to Colleton Medical Center for treatment.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.