Vehicle malfunction to blame for Ocean Lakes accident

Source: HCFR Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins (via Twitter.com)
Source: HCFR Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins (via Twitter.com)
Source: HCFR Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins (via Twitter.com)
Source: HCFR Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins (via Twitter.com)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The South Carolina's Highway Patrol is working to investigate an accident near the Ocean Lakes Campground Saturday afternoon with reported entrapment.

According to the agency's website, the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday along South Ocean Boulevard near the Ocean Lakes Campground.

Corporal Judd Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says a 62-year-old woman from Fayetteville was traveling west through the Ocean Lakes Campground when a vehicle malfunction caused her to lose control of her 2012 Dodge Minivan.

The minivan first struck a 10-year-old boy from Virginia riding a bicycle, then two parked cars before striking a mobile home. An occupant of that mobile home, a 39-year-old woman from North Carolina, was sitting on the porch at the time of the accident.

The occupant of the home, bicycle rider and vehicle driver were transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, Jones said.

Jones added that no charges are being filed in connection with this accident.

A photo shared by Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins appears to show a vehicle that collided with at least one more car and a mobile home.

Gibbins said that Myrtle Beach Fire Department provided mutual aid to Horry County Fire Rescue on the scene and units were starting to clear around 4:30 p.m.

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