A three-vehicle crash on U.S. 278 eastbound near the bridge to Hilton Head Island slowed traffic in both directions Monday afternoon. No one was seriously injured.
The accident happened at about 1 p.m., causing traffic to back up to the Tanger Outlet centers in Bluffton, tying up traffic for about an hour, according to Bluffton Township Fire District spokesman Capt. Randy Hunter.
The scene was cleared by about 2:20 p.m., according to a tweet from the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department.
Those driving or riding in the vehicles involved in the crash refused medical treatment.
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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the accident.