Two people were injured Sunday in a hit-and-run accident on Trask Parkway and Clarendon Road, according to the Burton Fire District.
Later that evening, at about 7:20 p.m., a vehicle overturned on Trask Parkway at Jonesfield Road, throwing one person from the car, according to district spokesman Dan Byrne. That wreck, which is under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol.
Arriving firefighters reported a three-vehicle wreck, with one occupant ejected and lying on the side of the road. An unknown passerby, described only as a Marine stationed at Recruit Depot Parris Island, helped drag the person to the side of the road and suffered a minor injury when he was hit by a passing car, according to a fire district news release.
In addition, a female occupant of a vehicle that rolled onto its side had to be removed with extraction equipment, the fire district said. A total of four people, including the passerby rendering assistance, were taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital with various injuries, according to the news release.
In the earlier crash, Burton firefighters were called to the Grays Hill area just after 1 p.m. for a report of a wreck between a car and a pickup truck, both of which sustained heavy damage, Byrne said.
The two occupants of the pickup were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.
The driver of the other car is reported to have left the scene, Byrne said.
The accident closed three lanes of Trask Parkway for about an hour. Additional details on the hit-and-run, including a description of the suspect’s car, were unavailable from Highway Patrol on Sunday evening.
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