Man airlifted to MUSC after car drives under 18-wheeler

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The driver of a car that drove underneath an 18-wheeler on Savannah Highway in West Ashley was airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning.

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The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 17 and Main Road just before 9:30 a.m. Southbound lanes were shut down for several hours, but have since reopened.

According to Lt. Jack Scarborough with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office Traffic Division, the truck was making a left turn when the car drove into the back of the truck.

Scarborough said it appears the driver of the car didn't see the truck making a turn. The driver of the car was airlifted to the MUSC Trauma Center.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is currently handling the investigation.

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