Saturday crash severely injures Walterboro man

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By HEATHER WALTERS 

A Saturday afternoon, single-car crash on Robertson Boulevard in Walterboro has left a man severely injured. 

The crash occurred on the 1700-block of Robertson Boulevard at about 9:05 p.m. According to Barry McRoy, chief of Colleton County Fire-Rescue, dispatchers in Colleton County’s Emergency Dispatch Center began receiving 911-calls from motorists, saying a vehicle had overturned. When fire-rescue units arrived on scene, they found a 2005 Acura car sitting upright on an embankment of the road. The 18-year-old male driver was found lying alongside the car, said McRoy. 

McRoy said the car appears to have been traveling east “at a high rate of speed” when the driver lost control of the car along a curve. The car then flipped about seven times before coming to rest upright, on its’ wheels, said McRoy.  “The vehicle suffered heavy damage,” he said. “The driver was wearing a seatbelt but received multiple traumatic injuries.”

The man was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics, and was then transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. From there, he was flown via CARE Flight medical helicopter to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. 

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating this crash. 

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