February 22, 2014 – Two incidents- During the early evening hours, Engine 322 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to Lowcountry Drive to assist the City of Hardeeville with a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Hardeeville FD was on scene with a vehicle on its side and one person entrapped. While 322 and the Battalion were still on scene in Hardeeville at approximately 8:40pm, while moving up for stand-by, Beaufort County EMS 9 reported that they were on scene of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on HWY 278 near Hilton Head National Drive. Engine 323 arrived on scene and reported one vehicle on its side with one person entrapped. Beaufort County EMS requested an Air Ambulance. The crews from Engine 323 and Truck 375 stabilized the vehicle and started extrication while Engine 325 set up the Landing Zone on Hwy 278. It took approximately 30 minutes to extricate the patient from the wreckage. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Units on scene – Engine 323, 325, Truck 375, Battalion 2, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and SC highway Patrol.