The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. What is known is that a single car, indentified as an Oldsmoble Alero, ran off the road on Highway 707 near the Socastee Post Office in Socastee around 11 am.
The vehicle and its driver landed in a ditch. The driver then had to be cut from the vehicle following the crash. The emergency vehicles caused traffic to be stalled on Highway 707 as they assisted the driver. The driver, yet to be identified, was treated for minor bumps and bruises.
More information will be released as it becomes available. Highway Patrol does not yet know what caused the vehicle to veer off the road in the first place.
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