Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crews responding to utility truck after crashing off overpass near Ravenel Bridge

Two men removed from SCE&G contractor's truck

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

The truck landed between the southbound overpass and Morrison Dr. offramp
  • Susan Cohen
  • The truck landed between the southbound overpass and Morrison Dr. offramp

Emergency personnel are responding to an utility contracting truck which reportedly crashed while traveling on the Hwy. 17 overpass, crashing over the wall, landing near near Morrison Drive.

SCE&G confirmed via Twitter that a contract crew was involved in a traffic incident in the area, with Charleston police saying the incident took place around 3:30pm this afternoon. Media accounts on social media report that two men have been removed from a large utility truck which crashed into a sign while driving across the overpass, it's unclear yet in which direction, careened over the wall and lande din a grassy area between the Morrison Dr. offramp and the elevated southbound overpass just off the bridge itself. The P&C's Glenn Smith reports that both men extracted from the truck are in serious condition and were transported to the hospital.

Earlier this afternoon, traffic was halted on the Ravenel Bridge when a malfunction caused a heavy-duty rope to fall into traffic on the bridge. The company noted earlier this week that crews would be active on the bridge today, and that some lanes may be affected.

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