Posted on: April 12, 2011
A man was seriously injured in a car accident Thursday when his pickup crashed into trees at the bottom of an embankment near Fair Play, S.C., according to news reports .
The 52-year-old driver, from Oconee County, was driving south on S.C. 59 Thursday around 12:20 p.m., when his truck ran off the road about two miles north of the town, according to news reports. His truck went off the road, down a nearby embankment and crashed into a patch of trees.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they discovered the truck, with the driver trapped inside, hanging on the edge of a 30-foot drop into a ravine. Emergency personal used extrication equipment to get the driver out of the truck.
He was flown to Greenville Hospital System, and was in serious condition as of 9 p.m. Thursday, according to news reports.
It is unclear what caused the driver to crash into the embankment. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation into the incident.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I can only hope the driver is able to recover from his injuries sustained from the crash.
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