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Early morning wreck on Broad River Bridge sends woman to hospital

(Source: Burton Fire District) (Source: Burton Fire District)
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The Burton Fire District is investigating a wreck that took place Monday morning on the Broad River Bridge, resulting in traffic delays and injuries. 

Firefighters responded to the wreck just before 6:30 a.m. to find a single-vehicle accident involving an SUV. They say the female driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. 

Officials say the damaged SUV was leaking fluids and firefighters utilized sandbags to prevent them from draining into the Broad River. Traffic on the bridge heading towards Bluffton was delayed for around 30 minutes while emergency crews assisted the injured driver and controlled the leaking fluids. 

The Burton Fire District has responded to four emergency calls for assistance on the Broad River Bridge so far in 2017. They responded to 13 such calls in 2016. 

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