1 airlifted following early morning accident

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An early morning accident on US-501 near Gardner Lacy Road sent one man to the hospital Thursday.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was stopped at a light around 1:50 a.m. Thursday. When the light turned green, the semi continued northbound and was struck from behind by a car.

Horry County Fire Rescue officials say the man driving the car had to be flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. No word yet on his condition.

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