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Car Accident on South Carolina US Hwy 17-Driver Airlifted after wreck

Charleston automobile accident attorneys caution drivers to be extremely cautious when driving down US-17, especially after dusk. The highway has little to no lighting and can be extremely hard to navigate late at night. Around 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, a male driver was traveling north on US-17 when he lost control of his sports utility vehicle.

The driver flipped his SUV four times, crossing over the median before the vehicle stopped. The wreck occurred near Millcrest Drive. The South Carolina car accident was so severe the that the driver had to be cut out of the car with the hydraullic cutters (known as the “jaws of life”) and spreaders manned by the Charleston County Rescue Squad. The victim was then transported via helicopter to the Medical University Hospital for treatment.

All that has been released about the victim’s identity is that the victim is a male. The Charleston County Rescue Squad stated that his injuries are severe. The sheriff’s office fatality team responded to the accident as well due to the severity of the victims injuries.

Source: The Post and Courier- “Driver seriously hurt on U.S. 17″ February, 25 2010.