Two crashes handled by the Burton Fire District sent five people to the hospital within about an hour of each other on Sunday afternoon.
The first crash was on Robert Smalls Parkway near Burton Hill Road just after 12:30 p.m., according to a fire district news release. The two-vehicle collision landed one of the cars on its side, trapping the driver inside until firefighters could free him.
The over-turned car had failed to yield the right of way and turned in front of the second vehicle, Beaufort Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Hope Able said on Monday. The driver of the overturned car sustained possible injuries and a passenger in the second car was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The second crash was on Trask Parkway at the intersection of Stuart Point Road in Seabrook shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the release.
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A Chevrolet vehicle traveling west from Stuart Point Road failed to yield the right of way to a Kia traveling north on Trask Parkway, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said on Monday. A passenger in the Kia, the female driver of the Chevrolet and two young girls in the Chevrolet were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. All had possible injuries, Southern said.