Driver Charged for Vehicle Crash that Injured Three Children in Colleton County, South Carolina
COLLETON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online by walterborolive.com, a driver has been charged for a vehicle crash that injured three children in Colleton County, South Carolina. Six people in total were injured in the wreck, and authorities placed one driver under arrest for suspected drunk driving.*
A 2011 Jeep Compass, a 2014 Toyota Corolla, and a 2002 Ford F-150 collided on U.S. Highway 17-A, near McDaniel Town Road. The circumstances of the accident are not yet completely clear, but it appears the Ford was headed northbound on U.S. 17-A and collided head-on with the Toyota, which was headed southbound. The Jeep then also became involved in the crash.
Paramedics and authorities responded to the scene and found that a nurse, who was off-duty and driving by the scene, had stopped and was performing CPR on a 4-year-old child who was not breathing. Emergency crews then took the 4-year-old child to a hospital, along with an 8-year-old child who had sustained injuries and a 5-month-old child who had sustained injuries.
Reports indicated the 4-year-old child was in critical condition, but the extent of the other children’s injuries was not reported. The three children had all been passengers of the Toyota. The driver of Toyota was also injured, according to the report, as was a passenger in the Jeep.
The driver of the Ford, a 43-year-old man from Ladson, South Carolina, was placed under arrest after receiving treatment for injuries and was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury and driving without a license.
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