Fire crews rescue 3 trapped in overturned vehicle in Highway 17 Bypass cash

Fire crews rescue 3 trapped in overturned vehicle in Highway 17 Bypass cash
Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District crews respond to a serious crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 17 Bypass. (Source: Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A serious crash near Garden City had lanes blocked on the Highway 17 Bypass for hours Monday night.

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District responded to a rollover crash involving two vehicles near the Garden City Connector.

MIGC Fire District said three people were trapped in an overturned vehicle.

All of MIGC Fire District’s engines and medic units were dispatched to the scene. A LifeNet helicopter was also brought in due to the incident’s needs exceeding the department’s resources. Horry County Fire Rescue and Midway Fire Rescue also brought in medical units to help in the crash.

The extent of the injuries involved in the crash have not been released.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol website showed at one point that lanes were blocked in the area while crews investigated and worked to clear the crash.

During the incident, HCFR and Midway Fire Rescue provided coverage to the area. The HCFR handled three other emergency medical incidents and Midway Fire Rescue handled a separate fire incident.

“Thank you to the agencies from both counties in their assistance in providing the best possible service to our community,” MIGC Fire District said in a post.

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