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Head on collision sends two to hospital, traffic moving again

Published: Apr. 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM EDT
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Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers
Units on scene of the accident (Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers)
Units on scene of the accident (Source: WMBF News Production Technician Damiene Rogers)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Traffic is once again moving along Highway 501 in Conway Friday after an early afternoon accident closed the roadway.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said the accident occurred when one driver traveling southbound along Highway 501 drifted over into the northbound lanes, striking another vehicle.

The agency's website reported the accident was located in the northbound lanes of Highway 501 in front of the old Coca Cola plant and occurred around 1:30 p.m.

According to witnesses on scene, around five units responded and were attempting to pull an elderly woman from a van involved in the accident.

Collins said that woman was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. The driver of the second vehicle was also transported to an area hospital, however, it is unknown at this time which one.

Those drivers were the only ones involved in the accident.

Traffic northbound along Highway 501 was stopped for some time and has since started up again.

Collins added any heavy traffic in the area is now likely a result of inclement weather or an influx in visitors.

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