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Burton Fire District rescues trapped driver

The Burton Fire District and Beaufort County EMS responded to a single vehicle accident on Monday, Dec. 15, evening which resulted in the injured driver having to be rescued.

Burton fire crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Joe Frazier Road just before 7 p.m. yesterday. Initial reports stated children were trapped inside. Firefighters arrived on scene and found a Ford Explorer on its side facing oncoming traffic, and the female driver trapped inside and yelling for help.

Firefighters had to remove the vehicle’s roof to remove the driver who appeared to have non-life threatening injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt. It took two fire engines and five firefighters 15 minutes to rescue the driver. Firefighters searched the scene but found no children who were later confirmed to be at home.

The driver was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital by Beaufort County EMS.

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