WALTERBORO — Two teenagers were rushed to area hospitals Wednesday night after their go-cart struck a car in rural Colleton County.
A 15-year-old boy riding on the go-cart was flown to the Medical University Hospital with a head injury. A 16-year-old girl was taken to Colleton Medical Center with broken bones, said Barry McRoy, director of Colleton County Fire and Rescue.
The wreck occurred at 8:26 p.m. on U.S. 21 near the Jonesville community. Firefighter-paramedics arrived at the scene and found both teens lying in the roadway and the go-cart severely damaged.
McRoy said it appears the go-cart ran a stop sign. The driver of the car swerved just before impact, preventing a more serious outcome, he said.
Firefighter-paramedics splinted several broken limbs and treated other injuries.
Neither teenager was wearing a helmet, he said.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.