Zoom 2018-05-17 08:14:00 | SC | BEAUFORT CO | BEAUFORT | PD INV MVC | SAVANNAH HWY/BAYNARD RD | E83, E4, BCSO BPD O/S BEAUFORT PD INVOLVED IN A ROLLOVER MVA W/1 OFFICER INJ | ROADWAY BLOCKED | SC-93 | SC-30
Firefighters respond to a vehicle accident with injuries at Savannah Highway and Baynard Road
Port Royal, SC – Firefighters with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and the Burton Fire District responded to a report of a vehicle collision at approximately 0745 this morning. The collision occurred at the intersection of Savannah Highway and Baynard Road in the Town of Port Royal.
Arriving units found two vehicles involved with three occupants. All occupants were evaluated by fire personnel and Beaufort County EMS for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and transported for further medical evaluation.
“The scene was spread out over a large distance,” said the first arriving fire officer, Lt. Matt Bowsher. “It worked out perfect that we have two fire units assigned to car accidents, my unit attended to one vehicle while the unit from the Burton Fire District attended to the second vehicle up the road.”
Passersby will have noted that one of the vehicles, the one that rolled over, was a law enforcement vehicle. As a law enforcement vehicle was involved the incident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Units from the following agencies were on scene: Port Royal PD, Burton Fire District, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort County Sheriffs Office, and Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department.
Traffic on Savannah Highway was disrupted and routed through neighboring communities for better than an hour.