14 hurt, 9 hospitalized in Berkeley Co. crash involving charter bus

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 8:56 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 3:37 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says only one of the 14 people in three vehicles involved in a Berkeley County crash Friday night escaped injury.

The crash happened at 7:40 p.m. Friday on Highway 176 near Mudville Road, Trooper Nick Pye said.

The crash involved a Ford pickup truck with three people inside; a Ford SUV with three people and a bus with nine people. Pye said the Ford pickup was headed east on Highway 176, the SUV was stopped facing north on Mudville Road and the bus was headed south on Mudville Road when the three vehicles became involved in a collision.

The bus involved in the crash caught on fire but the fire was quickly put out, Central Berkeley Fire Chief Tim Stephenson said.

One person had to be airlifted from the scene, Stephenson said. EMS took eight others to the hospital while four additional people suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Fire crews from Sand Ridge, Cross Central Berkeley and Charleston and Berkeley fire departments all responded to the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. There is no official word yet on what led up to the crash.

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