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Berkeley County woman witnesses Highway Patrol wreck

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When a Highway Patrolman slammed into a Jeep Friday morning in Berkeley County, Tina Vemaskey just happened to be looking out the window of her home, "I (saw it) out the window. And I was just in shock… because it was just like a movie. Just like you see in a movie."

Tina's cousin Jennifer Bland lives nearby. She heard the sound, "I was next door in my room at the computer. And I heard sirens for like four seconds, and then I heard three big bams. I mean, just like bam, bam and then BAM, and it just kind of shook."

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, at about 7:15 Friday morning, a Highway Patrolman had his lights/sirens on while responding to another accident about two miles away. When he approached the intersection of Highway 176 and McLaurin Avenue, he slammed into a Jeep SUV. The sheriff's office says the Jeep pulled out in front of the Highway Patrolman.

Bland said it was very scary as it happened, "I was really worried for the cop, because I didn't see him get out of his car. I was worried if he was ok. And the lady was just there, and you couldn't even get into her car."

Eventually, rescuers were able to help her get out of the vehicle. Both drivers were transported to the hospital. The patrolman was later released. We do not have any additional information on the woman who was transported.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

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