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PHOTOS: Berkeley County police vehicle catches fire after crash, 3 transported to hospital

Berkeley County patrol vehicle fire. (Provided)

On Sunday at approximately 7:39 p.m., a marked Berkeley County Sheriff's Office 2016 Ford Interceptor was traveling on College Park Road towards I-26 at the intersection of Miami Street.

As the vehicle approached the intersection, a 2009 Cadillac sedan turned into the path of the deputy's vehicle. The two vehicles collided, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The deputy's vehicle soon became engulfed in flames.

The deputy driving the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle with the assistance of a bystander who had stopped to assist.

The passenger, also a deputy, was unable to exit the vehicle on his own. Fortunately a BCSO Reserve Deputy Darryl Driggers was nearby (but not on-duty) and knew that there was a passenger in the vehicle.

Reserve Deputy Driggers helped the injured deputy out of the vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames, according to the highway department.

Both deputies were transported to Trident Hospital in North Charleston for treatment. They are both still in the hospital but are expected to recover. The driver of the other vehicle was also transported to the same hospital. The extent of the other driver's injuries are unknown.

All were wearing seatbelts.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol worked the crash and continues to investigate.


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