Late in the evening Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Burton Fire District, MCAS Fire Department, and Beaufort County EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident on Trask Parkway in which a vehicle rolled over ejecting all three occupants.
Just before 10 p.m., Burton firefighters and BC EMS responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Trask Parkway by Shelter Church Road. Reports stated one vehicle had rolled over and the occupants were ejected – lying in the roadway. Burton firefighters immediately requested additional units from the MCAS Fire Department to assist.
Burton firefighters arrived on scene to a two-vehicle accident with one vehicle, a SUV, rolled upon its roof, with its three occupants, an adult and two children, lying in the roadway. The adult and an infant appeared to have serious to critical injuries.
Burton Fire District and MCAS Fire Department EMTs and paramedics began treating the injured occupants until BC EMS arrived. All three were transported from the scene by BC and MCAS EMS units.
Occupants from the second vehicle appeared uninjured and declined medical treatment.
For Burton firefighters, this was the second motor vehicle collision in the same day involving a vehicle rolling over. Earlier that morning, just after 2:30 a.m., the same Burton firefighters responded to a single-vehicle collision only a few miles away on Bruce K Smalls Rd.
The Burton Fire District has responded to 201 motor vehicle collisions this year, and Burton firefighters have had to rescue trapped occupants in eight of those incidents.