Woman, 3 children injured in 2 car accident

Posted on May 14, 2010

A woman and three children were injured in a two car accident on S.C. 9 in Loris on Thursday.The woman, Veronica H. Garcia, 36, was heading southbound in the right lane of S.C. 9 in a Ford Explorer with another woman, three children, and a baby.

A red Cadillac, also heading southbound in the left lane, was changing lanes and forced the Explorer off the road, causing it to overturn several times in a mud hole.

Garcia, who was injured, was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC by helicopter. The three children, who were all ejected from the vehicle, were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The baby, who was in a carseat, and the other woman, who was wearing a seat belt, were not injured.

A witness told police that the Cadillac had fled the scene after the accident.

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