Teen injured in Bells Highway wreck


A 19-year-old Ruffin teenager suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including a head injury, after his 2015 Toyota 4-Runner collided with a tractor trailer in the 1900 block of Bells Highway at I-95 Saturday Dec. 10 at 7:13 a.m.

The 4-Runner drove under the semi-trailer, causing heavy damage to the small SUV.

Firefighter-paramedics assisted the teenager from the vehicle and began treating his many injuries. A medical helicopter was not immediately available. Fire-Rescue transported him by ambulance to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

A second ambulance also responded to the scene to evaluate the 32-year-old truck driver. He received non-life threatening injuries and denied ambulance transportation to the hospital.

A Walterboro police officer was behind the 4-Runner and witnessed the accident.

WPD is investigating the wreck.

Both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Bells Highway were blocked for over an hour.