NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 28-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Monday after her car caught fire during a wreck between the Dorchester Road and Cosgrove Avenue exits on Interstate 26.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant said witnesses told troopers the woman was heading eastbound in her 2009 Honda Accord when she started using the emergency lane to pass other vehicles.
Witnesses said she then ran into the back of a taxi cab before striking a median wall, swerving back across the road, and ending in trees off the shoulder, near Woodlawn Avenue.
Wyant said the car then caught fire. North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers, firefighters, and citizens worked quickly to get the fire out and free the woman from the vehicle.
The woman was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment. We've reached out to MUSC for her latest condition.
The wreck is still under investigation, according to Wyant.