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Elderly couple injured after camper loses control during rain storm

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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Emergency officials say an elderly couple was injured after their camper lost control in Colleton County during a heavy storm related to Tropical Storm Colin. 

According to officials with Colleton County Fire-Rescue, at 10:45 a.m., 911 received multiple reports of a camper towing a small car that had over-turned near the 55 mile marker northbound on I-95. 

"Engine 1 arrived to find the vehicle on its side down an embankment in a swamp," CCFR officials said."The camper had struck several trees. Both occupants and a service dog were trapped inside the vehicle."

Emergency officials say firefighter-paramedics used an attic ladder to access the side door, so personnel could enter the camper. 

"Once inside, they remove debris from the patients and treated their injuries," CCFR officials said."The driver was moved away from the windshield and covered with a tarp so other crewmembers operating outside the vehicle could remove the windshield."

A report states the female driver was moved by medical personnel, while the male was immobilized inside the camper, then carried up the embankment. 

"They were transported to Colleton Medical Center," officials said.

Authorities say the couples injuries are non-life threatening. 

Traffic on I-95 in the area of the accident was down to one lane for about 45 minutes. 

"Animal Control transported the canine who did not appear to be injured," officials said.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  

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