Two vehicle accident snarls traffic in Port Royal

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Firefighters with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle accident at the intersection of Ribaut Road and Lady’s Island Drive at 3:11 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5. 

Upon arrival firefighters found two trucks had collided. A work configured truck and a 1500 series Chevrolet collided in the intersection. Traffic was blocked in multiple directions for about 30-40 minutes. 

There were two occupants in the standard pickup truck and one occupant in the work truck. The pickup suffered significant damage from rear of the vehicle causing the passenger of the vehicle to be trapped in the passenger seat. The driver of the pickup was able to self-extricate from the vehicle. 

Firefighters used the jaws of life to open the passenger’s door off the damage vehicle. Both occupants were evaluated on scene by Beaufort County EMS. Two patients were transported by Beaufort County EMS with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. 

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal FD, the Port Royal Police Department, and Beaufort County EMS were all on scene. 


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