11-13-2019 | 3:45 PM |FORT MIL,SC — South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that claimed that life of a teenager Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:45 p.m., on SC-160 near Bailes Ridge Avenue in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Construction crews in the area were working on a road widening project near where the fatal accident occured. State Troopers say a 16 year old boy was hit by a white Ford Explorer near the Enclave at Bailes Ridge Apartments.
SC Highway Patrol confirmed a 60 year old Fort Mill man was driving a Ford Explorer when it went off the road striking the teenager. Officials say the 16 Year old was walking on the shoulder of SC-160 when the crash happened.
Due to the victims serious injuries an Atrium Health MedCenterAir helicopter was launched. Firefighters from Pleasant Valley Fire Department & Indian Land Fire Department established a landing zone near Lowes Home Improvement.
Due to the severe nature of the victims injuries, it was decided to transport the victim by ambulance rather then airlift him out. A Lancaster County EMS Ambulance and MedCenterAir Pramedic transported the teen to an area hospital.
Highway Patrol and Lancaster County Sheriff Office closed SC-160 while they investigated the accident. The driver reportedly stayed on scene.
The vicitms name is not being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
11-03-2019 | 3:22 PM | PINEVILLE,NC— On Sunday November 3, 2019 at 3:22 p.m., Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) & Pineville Fire Department responded to an equestrian accident at 12300 Downs Road in Pineville, North Carolina. A 911 call reported a person was riding a horse at My Farm Camps Experience when they knocked off the horse.
Sources say after the fall, the victim was then reportedly knocked unconscious after being kicked by the animal. The accident happened in a remote trail on the property. Due to the rough terrain on the trail and distance to the victim paramedics and firefighters were unable to access the incident with emergency vehicles.
Firefighters had to use a heavy duty “Stokes” Rescue basket to extract the victim. Firefighters had to carry the victim from the trail to the main horse farm property. Paramedics transported the injured victim to Atrium Health CMC Trauma Center with what are being considered non-life threatening injuries.
According to My Farm Camps Experience website the 21 acre property is home to birthday parties, summer camps, and Horseback and Trail Riding Lessons for adults and kids.
08-15-2019 | 9:26 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Thursday August 15, 2019 at around 9:26 p.m., an adult male pedestrian crossing South Tryon Street just north of John Price Road was struck by a Dodge Challenger. Police confirm the pedestrian stepped off the median and stepped out in front of a vehicle. The Challenger was traveling northbound on South Tryon Street in the inside lane when the accident happened. The victim sustained multiple broken bones according to sources. He was transported by paramedics to the trauma center at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina where he is being treated for serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle involved was not injured. Neither speed or alcohol are suspected to be a factors for the driver or the vehicle. Northbound South Tryon Street was closed for approximately two hours while police investigated the crash.
07-11-2019 | 11:30 AM | CHARLOTTENC — Multiple people fell ill Thursday morning July 11, 2019 after an unknown odor swept through a Charlotte office building. Charlotte Fire Department received an initial call around 11:30 a.m., for a person unconscious at the Regency Executive Park off Nations Ford Road. Firefighters with Charlotte Station arrived within minutes and discovered multiple people feeling effects of what was thought to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
The incident was upgraded to a hazardous materials response bringing in additional resources. Firefighters began a mass evacuation of multi-room office building. Fire officials say some occupants had difficulty evacuating from the upper floors of the building. A worker in the building Yolanda Cato said “We heard a beeping noise, we didn’t think anything of it.” She added “About an hour or so later we were all asked to immediately evacuate the building.” She said paramedics responded to the building yesterday for a similar issue.
Fire officials confirmed later in the day that the source of the odor came from tar that was being laid on the roof by construction crews at the time. Fumes from the tar managed to make it into the building HVAC system. Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) responded with multiple ambulances and two mass casualty buses due to the number of people feeling sick.
Fire officials confirm a total of 46 people were evaluated by paramedics at the scene. 5 people were transported from the scene to local hospitals. 3 people were taken to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and 2 were taken to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville. A Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) spokesperson says the 46 patients were treated for various conditions including nausea and headaches.
06-22-2019 | 9:30 PM | WASHINGTON TWP,PA — A male and female were seriously injured when an ATV they were riding on rolled over on top of them. The crash happened shortly after 9:30 p.m in the area of 696 Ridge Road.
Paramedics had to utilize bystander ATV’s to gain access to the victims who were loaded on to backboards. The ATV intercepted a nearby Kittanning Ambulance unit waiting on an adjacent road.
A male occupant suffered several lacerations and was transported by ambulance to Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
A STAT MedEvac helicopter was requested to the scene due the female victim suffering life threatening injuries.
The female was flown to a UPMC Hospital Trauma Center in Pittsburgh, PA for treatment.