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Collision on SC 170 near Broad River Bridge injures 2

From staff reports

Around 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, the Burton and Bluffton Fire Districts, along with Beaufort County EMS, responded to a head-on vehicle collision on S.C. Hwy. 170 near the Broad River Bridge which resulted in critical injuries.

One vehicle crossed the median/traffic and struck the other vehicle about a half mile west of the bridge.

An off-duty Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire District Fire Lieutenant, John Thompson, was first to arrive and reported possible occupants trapped with critical injuries.

Responders arrived on scene, and while there were no trapped occupants, firefighters and EMS personnel began stabilizing and treating two people with what appeared to be critical injuries. A medical helicopter was requested but was unable to fly due to the weather.

One driver was transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital, and the other to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The two drivers of the vehicles were the only occupants.

Both westbound lanes, and one east bound lane were closed for nearly two hours while emergency crews worked.

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