On Thursday, the Burton Fire District responded to assist the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department and Beaufort County EMS at a two-vehicle collision on Robert Smalls Parkway and Shadow Moss Drive. Emergency crews arrived on scene to vehicle collision between a pickup truck and passenger car. Photo courtesy of the Burton Fire District.

Drivers rescued, children escape injury after Port Royal crash

From staff reports

Two drivers were injured and trapped in their vehicles after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Robert Smalls Parkway and Shadow Moss Drive on Thursday morning.

Both drivers required rescue by firefighters who responded to the incident. According to information provided by the Burton Fire District (BFD), the drivers involved were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. The exact nature of their injuries was  unknown but they were not believed to be life threatening.

Two children also involved in the accident were not injured and were not trapped. The children were properly restrained, said the BFD.

The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. and involved a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage.

Crews from the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department and the BFD responded to the incident. An advisory issued by Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office stated that all lanes of the Robert Smalls Parkway were closed while emergency operations were ongoing, snarling morning rush-hour traffic along the heavily traveled corridor.

This incident was the fifth time this year that BFD firefighters needed to rescue victims trapped in their vehicles. Most recently, a critically injured driver was pulled from a wreck after a crash on Trask Parkway and Parker Drive.

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