Car wrecks after hitting deer, being hit in the rear | News | The Press and Standard

by | January 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: January 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

A 50-year-old Hollywood woman was injured in a two-car collision near the 7000 block of Green Pond Highway Jan. 6 at 6:57 p.m.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling southbound on Green Pond Highway when the driver encountered several deer in the roadway. She slammed on her brakes, but possibly struck two deer and was then struck in the rear by another southbound vehicle. The impact sent the Nissan Altima into the woods where it struck an embankment and was wedged between several trees, trapping the driver. Two other occupants in the vehicle were not injured.

The second vehicle also entered the ditch, but the driver was not injured. Firefighter-Paramedics crawled into the wrecked car and began treating the woman. They remained with her during the 25-minute extrication. Other crewmembers used hydraulic tools to extricate the driver, and she was transported to Colleton Medical Center by ambulance.

Approximately an hour after her arrival at the medical center’s emergency department, the victim was transferred to the trauma center at Trident Medical Center. The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

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