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5 people taken to hospital after head-on collisions

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The scene on Lincolnville Road.  (Source: Alan Campbell) The scene on Lincolnville Road. (Source: Alan Campbell)
The head-on collision in front of Nason Medical Center.  (Source: Peggy Kandies) The head-on collision in front of Nason Medical Center. (Source: Peggy Kandies)
LADSON, SC (WCSC) -

A total of five people were taken to hospitals Friday morning after two head-on collisions in the Ladson area.

The first head-on collision with injuries was reported around 7:10 a.m. at the corner of Lincolnville and Von Oshen roads.  Live 5 Reporter Alan Campbell is currently on scene of that wreck. 

Campbell said one male was inside the red Kia Sonata.  He was airlifted to a local hospital after crews used the jaws of life to free him from the heavily damaged sedan.  The driver of the other vehicle involved was also taken to the hospital.

Major Jim Brady with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said both injuries were non-life-threatening.

The area was closed for traffic for roughly two hours, but reopened a little after 9 a.m.

The second head-on collision was reported at 8:13 a.m. on Highway 78 in front of Nason Medical Center.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said a motorist failed to yield the right of way at Antler Drive and University Boulevard causing two vehicles to collide.  Then, three other motorists trying to avoid that accident collided too.

Pryor said three people were taken to Trident Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  The driver who failed to yield the right of way was cited.

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