JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A Charleston County deputy was injured in an early-morning crash on James Island.
The single-car collision happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Riverland Drive.
According to Capt. Roger Antonio with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Stephanie Hood was responding to an active call regarding a suicide attempt when her cruiser left the roadway and collided with a tree.
Due to the severe impact and damages to the cruiser, Capt. Antonio said Hood became entrapped in the vehicle and crews had to extricate her by using the jaws of life.
Hood was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.