Three taken to hospitals after car flips at end of high-speed chase

A stolen car flipped over Thursday, ejecting two of the three people inside, at the conclusion of a high-speed chase from West Ashley into Hollywood, authorities said.

The car had to be cut apart to get the third person out. All three occupants of the car were taken to hospitals with injuries believed to be non-life threatening, Charleston County Sheriff Office Maj. Jim Brady said.

Brady said the pursuit began just after noon, when deputies tried to pull over a 2006 silver Ford Crown Victoria on Bees Ferry Road, near Shadow Moss Subdivision. The driver of the car refused to stop, and fled west on Bees Ferry Road, toward Savannah Highway.

The vehicle continued southbound on Savannah Highway, turned left on S.C. Highway 162 and eventually crossed S.C. Highway 174 onto Willtown Road. As the vehicle came to the dirt portion of Willtown Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected, causing it to flip, he said.

The incident is under investigation, and charges are pending. The names of the car’s occupants were not available, Brady said.

Brady said the license tag on the vehicle had been reported stolen through Charleston police, and the vehicle reported stolen through the Sheriff’s Office.