For the Press and Standard
An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury in a motorcycle accident on Mount Carmel Road at the intersection of Weans Road.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:43 p.m., Saturday, April 22.
According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, the driver was traveling southbound when control of the motorcycle was lost as he made an approach in a 90 degree curve.
He was found approximately 30 feet from the motorcycle by a passing motorist. He was not wearing a helmet.
Firefighter-Paramedics from Station 26, located a short distance from the scene, arrived quickly and began treating the man. However, his condition quickly deteriorated, so a medical helicopter was requested.
He was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 26 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics onboard to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. The patient was transferred to the CARE Flight crew and then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating.