Multiple wrecks were reported Friday as vacationers poured into the Grand Strand for Memorial Day weekend.
In fact, S.C. DOT cameras showed slow moving traffic in both directions with a mixture of travelers and wrecks.
At 5:30 p.m. the S.C. Highway Patrol had already investigated three motorcycle wrecks with two more in the city of Myrtle Beach.
Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the first was on U.S. 17 in the Briarcliff area near S.C. 22 where a motorcyclist struck the rear of a vehicle that had slowed down at a traffic light. That wreck was reported around 12:30 p.m.
At the same time, on U.S. 501, a car made a left turn failing to yield to a motorcyclist in front of the Grand Strand Nissan dealership. Collins said the motorcycle and the car collided and traffic was blocked while the scene was cleared.
Around 2:45 p.m., Collins said a motorcyclist lost control of his bike while trying to stop at a red light on U.S. 501 near Red Line Motorsports.
In all three incidents, Collins said the motorcyclist were not wearing helmets, but did not have serious injuries.
In Myrtle Beach, two wrecks were reported at 4:18 p.m. on opposite sides of town.
One was at 19th Avenue North and North Kings Highway. Capt. David Knipes with Myrtle Beach police said three motorcycles were involved in the crash and minor injuries were reported.
Witnesses said North Kings Highway was closed in both directions from about 21st Avenue North to 16th Avenue North.
The other wreck was at 2607 South Kings Highway. Minor injuries were reported, but details of that incident were not available.
Earlier in the day, the S.C. Highway Patrol investigated a motorcycle wreck on U.S. 501 in front of the Nissan dealership that stopped traffic, but no injuries were reported.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.