Hwy 501 accident sends 8 to the hospital Sunday night

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A two-vehicle collision sent eight people to the hospital and shut down north and southbound lanes of Hwy 501 at Pee Dee Highway for a period on Sunday night, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A Ford Expedition was traveling south on Hwy 501 sometime around 11 p.m., while a Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Pee Dee Highway. The Malibu tried to come across Hwy 501 and failed to yield, running into the Expedition on Hwy 501. The Expedition hit the Malibu on its side and overturned.

The SCHP said none of the injuries seemed to be life-threatening.

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