The driver of a Berkeley County EMS ambulance was charged with making an improper turn this morning after the vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer near the Orangeburg County line.
The crash happened about 11:20 a.m. at U.S. 176 and Coach Road just inside Orangeburg County as the ambulance was leaving the scene of an earlier wreck, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones.
Jones said both the ambulance and a tractor-trailer were both heading west on U.S. 176 when the ambulance carrying two EMS personnel and an injured patient attempted a U-turn. That's when the semi struck the ambulance, Jones said.
The driver of the ambulance, Virginia Grimsley, 56, was cited with making an improper turn, Jones said.
All of the occupants inside the ambulance and tractor-trailer were wearing seatbelts and no one was injured in the wreck, Jones said.
The wreck completely blocked the roadway for a little while and a detour was set up.
The roadway has since been re-opened.
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