Highway Patrol: Vehicle on Dorchester Road trying to avoid traffic hits 3 pedestrians

A vehicle trying to avoid traffic Thursday on Dorchester Road struck three pedestrians, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes. Cpl. Sonny Collins said the driver of the vehicle approached stopped traffic and veered to the right to try to avoid a collision.

The driver then struck three people on the side of the road. They were all taken to a local hospital, Collins said. Their conditions are unknown.

No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

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