South Carolina Car Accident Sends Six to Hospital

South Carolina Car Accident Sends Six to HospitalBluffton, South Carolina hospitals were busy recently as six people were rushed to local emergency rooms after a car crash on Highway 278, WSAV reports.

The car crash, which resulted in one car landing on its roof, reduced the highway to just one westbound lane for nearly an hour. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they found four people trapped inside the flipped car.

After carefully extracting them from the vehicle, those four were taken the the hospitals. Two people from the other car involved in the accident were also taken to the hospital. All six people were wearing their seat belts, according to the news source, and none of the victims were seriously injured, despite the horrific mess of metal created by the crash.

Emergency responders on the scene were the Bluffton Township Firefighters, Beaufort County EMS, the County Sheriff and one unit from the Jasper County Fire Department. Beaufort County makes up the southernmost tip of the state.

According to the Independent Mail, Anderson County, South Carolina, a region in the northwest region of the state, has seen twice as many traffic deaths since Memorial Day compared to the same period last year. Ten traffic deaths have been reported in the county this year since the holiday on May 30, which signals the start of summer for many.

Officials at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety have dubbed the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day the "100 Deadly Days of Summer," due to the high rate of automobile accidents. Through August 4, the agency reported that 119 people have died throughout South Carolina during this summer, with Labor Day still one month away. Last year, 108 people had died from Memorial Day to August 4.