SMOAKS, S.C. (WCBD) – A 71-year-old man was critically injured after being struck by a car Wednesday morning.
Officials with Colleton County Fire Rescue said the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including head and facial injuries, after being struck in a hit-and-run on Sizemore Road near Smoaks.
Fire-Rescue crews said the accident was reported at 8:19 a.m. but believe the man may have been in a ditch for some time before he was found.
The man was treated at the scene before a medical helicopter transported him to the trauma center at a local hospital.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Anyone with information is urged to contact SCHP or the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.