NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – One person was trapped in their car after a severe crash in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday morning.
North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue crews were called to the 4500 block of South Highway 17 around 5:30 a.m. and found one vehicle overturned.
According to a NMBFR Facebook post, “extensive extrication” was needed as crews worked for over an hour to get the person out of the car.
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The car also damaged three utility poles along the northbound lanes of Highway 17.
A second person was out of the car when officials arrived at the scene and both were taken to a local trauma center as “Level 1 Traumas.”
Santee Cooper came to survey the damage to the utility poles and more fire officials responded two blocks north for a transformer fire.
All northbound lanes of Highway 17 were closed for a few hours but they are clear now.
Crews from North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue and Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the accident.