Driver Airlifted to Georgia Burn Center After Crashing into Tree in South Carolina
AUGUSTA, GA. – According to an online news story reported on walterborolive.com, a driver was airlifted to a Georgia burn center after crashing his vehicle into a tree in South Carolina. A passing motorist jumped in to save the man from his burning vehicle.*
A New York man was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 in South Carolina. The man’s vehicle somehow traveled off the interstate and over a large embankment, then crashed into a tree. The vehicle ignited after crashing into the tree. The man suffered serious injuries and was not able to move. He was trapped in the burning vehicle.
The man’s daughter, age 16, was with him at the time, and was able to free herself from the wrecked car but could not open the door to pull her father out. A passing motorist, Andrew Hack, of Pennsylvania, saw the scene and stopped to help. Hack was able to open the door and free the driver, pulling him away from the flames.
Another motorist, an unidentified truck driver, also stopped and helped Hack carry the injured man away from the car. Emergency responders soon arrived, and they airlifted the man to the Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. The man’s current medical condition was not reported. His name has not been released.
The man’s daughter sustained injuries in the crash, as well, and crews took her to Colleton Medical Center via ambulance. She was reportedly then transferred to Trident Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Her name has also not been released.
It is still not clear what caused the driver to crash. South Carolina authorities have not yet completed their investigation of the crash.
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