Teens hurt when go-cart strikes car

Two teenagers were hurt Wednesday night when their go-cart apparently ran a stop sign and struck a car on U.S. 21 in the Jonesville community of Colleton County. A 15-year-old boy sustained a head injury and was flown to the Medical University Hospital. A

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.