Traffic

One person airlifted from I-95 northbound accident near Hardeeville, police say.

South Carolina traffic collisions by the numbers

More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.
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More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

One person was airlifted to an area hospital after receiving injuries from a one-vehicle accident on I-95 near mile marker 10 Tuesday evening, according to Hardeeville Police Department Sgt. Jonah Jenkis.

The driver lost control of the red Ford Explorer and went into the median, Jenkins said. He said the vehicle overturned.

The Hardeeville Fire Department had to extricate the injured driver, Jenkins said. He said the driver’s condition is unknown.

All northbound I-95 lanes were closed near mile marker 11 about 4:50 p.m. Tuesday as police worked at the scene of an accident but the lanes were reopened by 5:30 p.m.

Traffic continued to move slowly as the scene was cleaned up

South Carolina Department of Transportation cameras showed traffic stopped along the interstate at Exit 8 to Hilton Head about 5 p.m.

Google maps showed heavy traffic between Hardeeville and Ridgeland in both directions about 5:10 p.m.

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