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4 injured in Beaufort-area crash during morning rush hour. Here’s what happened

Four people were injured in a Beaufort-area crash during rush hour Monday morning, according to a news release from Burton Fire District officials.

Burton and Beaufort/Port Royal firefighters were called to the two-vehicle crash scene at Robert Smalls Parkway near Goethe Hill Road just before 8 a.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials investigated the scene.

A four-door sedan was traveling westbound on Robert Smalls Parkway/S.C. 170 when a Chevy Tahoe failed to yield to the right-of-way while making a left turn from Goethe Hill Road and struck the passenger side of the sedan, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the Highway Patrol.

The collision sent the sedan spinning, Southern said.

Southern said three of the four people injured were transported to the hospital. A passenger in the sedan suffered “significant” injuries, Southern said.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, according to the news release.

The driver of the Chevy Tahoe was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn, Southern said.

Traffic in the area was delayed for more than an hour.

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