A 54-year-old Moselle man was critically injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Friday Oct. 9 in the 2100 block of Ashton Road in Islandton.
The man was driving a Jeep Cherokee that left the roadway, entered a ditch and struck a tree, receiving heavy damage. The unrestrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries after being partially ejected through the windshield and trapped in the wreckage.
Firefighters from Station #15 in Islandton arrived within minutes. They began administering medical care and requested a medical helicopter to respond. Crews worked to stabilize the man during the extrication, while other crewmembers used rescue tools to remove the passenger doors and “B” post to allow for access to the patient and for his safe removal.
The Meducare helicopter responded from Charleston and landed in a field next to the site of the accident. The patient was freed and advanced airway procedures were performed to secure his airway. He was flown in critical condition to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in Charleston.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.