Four car crashes, multiple injuries over holiday weekend in Burton

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From staff reports

Once again, the Burton Fire District responded to four motor vehicle collisions over a holiday weekend that resulted in injuries.

Over the July 4 holiday weekend – Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4 – the Burton Fire District responded to four motor vehicle collisions, all of which resulted in injury.

On Friday, July 2, just after 1:30 p.m., Burton firefighters and Beaufort County EMS responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Laurel Bay Road and Bay Pines Road.

Emergency crews arrived and found two passenger vehicles with moderate to heavy damages. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Laurel Bay Road was closed for approximately one hour while emergency crews assisted the injured and removed roadway hazards.

Later that evening, just before 9 p.m., Burton firefighters and county EMS again responded to a motor vehicle collision with injuries on Bay Pines Road, this time at the intersection of Parker Drive. The extent of injuries is unknown.

On Saturday, July 3, just after 11 p.m., Burton fire crews and county EMS responded to a single-vehicle collision at the Broad River Blvd. and Jennings Road intersection. Emergency crews arrived on scene to a single vehicle in the tree line with heavy damage.

Firefighters helped remove the occupants from the vehicle, three of whom, including a child, were transported to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.

On Sunday, July 4, just past 7 a.m., again on Broad River Blvd, Burton and county EMS responded to another single-vehicle collision. Emergency crews arrived on scene to a passenger vehicle off the roadway and lying on its roof.

Firefighters stabilized the vehicle so the driver, who appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries, could be safely removed.

During the previous Memorial Day weekend, Burton firefighters responded to four motor vehicle collisions, as well. All resulted in injuries.

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