5 people injured in head-on collision on Edisto Island

EDISTO ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - An elderly couple is in serious condition and a family of three received minor injuries after a head-on collision on the bridge over Sand Creek on Edisto Island.

The two car accident occurred at 2:30pm and backed up traffic for three miles in both directions.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the elderly couple were trapped in their vehicle while rescue crews were in route to the accident. Once freed they were immediately rushed to the hospital in serious condition, however, their injuries at the scene did not seem to be life-threatening.

The Sheriff's Office says an SUV traveling towards Edisto Beach swerved into the opposite lane trying to avoid hitting the rear of another car causing a head on collision with the elderly couple's Cadillac.

Three people from the SUV were transported from the scene with minor injuries.

Tow trucks removed the two vehicles from the scene and traffic is moving normally on and off the island.

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