Four injured in Sniders Highway crash
by The Press and Standard | August 8, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 8, 2018 at 10:43 am
A head-on crash on Sniders Highway near the Colleton-Hampton county line sent four people to area medical centers for treatment on Aug. 2.
Reports of the crash drew Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Hampton County Emergency Services to the area at 6:53 p.m.
The vehicles collided on a section of highway that transverses the Salkehatchie Swamp and was actually a few hundred yards into Hampton County. The crash was initially reported to be in Colleton County.
A westbound Mazda CX-9 suffered heavy damage to the front and driver’s side of the car and came to rest against the guardrail.
The female driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.
The second vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling eastbound. It came to a rest approximately 300 feet from the Mazda. The Tahoe also suffered heavy damage and the adult female driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries.
An adult male passenger was trapped in the Tahoe and a four-year-old girl suffered minor injuries.
Firefighters from Hampton County extricated the driver of the Mazda and she was transported by Hampton County EMS.
Firefighters from Hampton and Colleton worked together to free the passenger of the Tahoe by removing a portion of the roof.
Two Colleton Fire-Rescue ambulances responded.
The Tahoe driver was transported directly to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston by Fire-Rescue.
The male patient and the young girl were both transported to Colleton Medical Center.
No medical helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions as heavy rains continued to inundate the east coast for the past week.
Sniders Highway was blocked for about 90 minutes while the wreckage was cleared.
The S.C. Highway Patrol investigated the accident.