All lanes of Hwy 501 reopen after car slammed into tree

Units on scene of the collision (Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter)
Units on scene of the collision (Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Traffic is now moving after an accident shut down all traffic along northbound Highway 501 Wednesday afternoon.

According to the agency's website, the incident occurred at 4883 Highway 501 in front of the Dunkin Donuts shortly before 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle slammed into a tree.

All northbound lanes of traffic along Highway 501 north were shut down as worked the incident. One southbound lane of Highway 501 was also closed.

Motorists found themselves stuck in traffic for some time and many say that stretch of Highway 501 is dangerous.

It is unknown at this time the extent of any injuries. WMBF News will provide further information as it becomes available.

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