Driver airlifted to Savannah hospital after single-car crash on Hilton Head

tbarton@islandpacket.comDecember 14, 2012 

A driver was flown to a Savannah hospital Friday night with serious, but not life-threatening injuries after flipping his vehicle on Hilton Head

Island.

Capt. Jim Bukoffsky of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said speed was likely a factor in the crash.

The one-vehicle accident happened at about 8:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the Cross Island Parkway.

Bukoffsky said the driver was headed off island when his vehicle hit a tree in the median and flipped several times.

Bukoffsky, a duty officer who was not on scene, was unsure whether there were passengers in the car.

Officers were still working the scene at 9:15 p.m. The accident slowed, but did not block traffic, Bukoffsky said.

Information about the driver and other details about the accident were not immediately available Friday night.

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