A northbound Lexus collided with a loaded utility trailer on a dark rural section of highway on Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) south of Walterboro Friday evening September 15. The truck pulling the trailer was turning into a residence when the accident occurred. The Lexus sustained heavy damage in the collision and the unrestrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured, however the trailer also sustained heavy damage and the truck was damaged as well. Hendersonville Hwy was blocked for three hours until the accident and debris could be cleared. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the driver of the Lexus at the scene, then transported him to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. No medical helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the MVC.
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