Man Taken to MUSC with ‘Traumatic Injuries’ After Crashing into Fallen Tree

August 10, 2018, 8:51 am EST | Share:

WALTERBORO, SC (WTAT-TV) — Rescue crews in Colleton County say a man trapped under a fallen tree has been taken to MUSC with traumatic injuries.

Officials say a large tree fell across four lanes on South Jeffries Boulevard in Walterboro, blocking the road and knocking out power during Thursday night’s severe weather.

Despite a roadblock set up by law enforcement, a man in a pickup truck drove around the police cars and stepped on the gas.

During his attempt, the driver slammed into that tree and became stuck underneath.

Authorities say it took about an hour to get him out.

They say he suffered multiple traumatic injuries. There is no word on his condition.