2 injured after pickup flies into swamp, men say they were shot at


COLLETON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Crews with Colleton County Fire and Rescue responded to Ritter Road at Ivanhoe Creek Sunday evening for reports of a high-speed accident.

Officials say two men were injured when an eastbound pickup truck failed to negotiate a curve, overcorrected and crossed to the westbound side of the highway.

The pickup struck the bridge abutment, became airborne and crashed into the Ivanhoe Swamp, tearing off half of the guard rail on the bridge.

Both occupants were able to get out of the truck on their own and make their way back to the bridge where Colleton County Sheriff's deputies found them, officials said.

The men told deputies they thought someone was shooting at them as they drove through the Catholic Hill Community and were fleeing the area.

Both patients suffered non-life threatening traumatic injuries but neither man received any bullet wounds.

They were treated by EMS on the scene for injuries received in the accident, then transported to Colleton Medical Center.

The SC Highway Patrol and the Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

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