A pedestrian is in critical condition after she was struck by an SUV on Joe Frazier Drive in Burton just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a Burton Fire District news release.
The victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, according to the release. The road was closed for about 45 minutes while emergency crews worked.
“The holidays have tragically changed for two families,” district spokesperson Daniel Byrne said, also referring to a fatal motorcycle wreck in Burton on Wednesday. “We are asking our citizens to slow down and think safety first this holiday season and be extra cautious and vigilant.”
The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed, according to Capt. Bob Bromage of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.