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RAW VIDEO: UPS Driver Trapped After Serious Crash - South Carolina (0 downloads)

08-22-2019 | 6:30 PM | LANCASTER,SC — On Thursday August 22, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., multiple emergency responders from multiple agencies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a UPS Truck in Lancaster South Carolina. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Charlotte Highway (State Highway 521) just north of Nursery Road.

Firefighters from Lancaster County Fire Rescue & Shiloh Zion FD – Lancaster Station 17 Volunteer Fire Department arrived be discover a single UPS truck that sustained significant front end damage following the crash. The driver was trapped within the vehicle. Additional resources including a heavy rescue truck from Lancaster County Fire Rescue was requested.

Firefighters reportedly extricated the driver from the vehicle when they arrived on scene. A request for a medical helicopter was sent to two different agencies but, was both choppers were unable to fly to to bad weather. Northbound traffic was brought to a standstill so firefighters and EMS workers could safely operate at the scene. The sole UPS driver was transported by Lancaster County EMS to Atrium CMC Trauma Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The extent of the injuries are unknown. A fellow UPS worker at the scene said the driver had reportedly suffered a head injury but was conscious when firefighters arrived. Part of the front of the truck cab was smashed inward.

South Carolina State Highway Patrol reopened northbound lanes about a hour after the accident.

Holbrook,NY: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed two people and injured another person in Holbrook last night.

Jose Perez was driving a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Woodside Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and crashed in a wooded area at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Perez, 45, of Patchogue, and Luis Antonio Banegas, 39, of East Patchogue, a passenger in the backseat of the vehicle, were transported via ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where they were pronounced dead.

Carlos Sarmiento, 34, of Patchogue, a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

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