An overturned pickup at S.C. 170 and Argent Boulevard blocked lanes and slowed traffic during Friday morning's commute, according to a news release from the city of Hardeeville.
The accident apparently happened when a Ford F350 pickup attempted to turn left from S.C. 170 onto Argent Boulevard on a flashing yellow turn signal.
It was struck on its passenger side by an oncoming GMC Silverado pickup, according to Capt. David Metz of the Fire Department. The GMC was the vehicle that rolled onto its side.
One of the trucks was towed from the scene around 8 a.m., photographs from witnesses showed.
One person was transported to Coastal Carolina Hospital, said Hardeeville Fire Chief Steve Camp.
Metz said the person transported to the hospital was a passenger in one of the trucks.
That person's injuries were considered non-life-threatening, he said.
Only one southbound lane was open on S.C. 170 for nearly two hours, according to officials.
South Carolina Highway Patrol real-time traffic information indicated officers responded to a collision with injuries at 6:34 a.m.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division reported the scene was cleared at 8:13 a.m., but traffic remained heavy for some time afterward, according to views from traffic cameras in the area.
Traffic was backed up at least from Old Bailey's Road to Pritcher Point Road, according to SC Department of Transportation traffic information.
Traffic also was backed up along Lowcountry Drive and Argent Boulevard, according to reports from the Waze driving app.
Metz said the Fire Department planned to reach out to South Carolina DOT officials with a request to alter the flashing yellow turn signal so drivers would have a safer, protected turn at the intersection.