10 taken to hospital after wreck on Socastee Blvd

A multi-vehicle wreck at Brandymill and Socastee boulevards left 10 people injured Wednesday morning.

Ten adults from two vehicles were taken to the hospital, said Horry County Fire and Rescue battalion chief Charlie Nash. Three of those were in critical condition, he said.

The crash closed a portion of Socastee Boulevard during the Wednesday morning commute. Emergency responders directed traffic around the area starting at Socastee Elementary School.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with S.C. Highway Patrol said there were no fatalities.

A small car crossed the center line, hitting a van head on, Collins said. There were seven people in the van and three in the car, he said.

On scene, there was heavy damage to a car and van that collided. Debris and fluids from the vehicles was scattered across the roadway.

Nash said fire and rescue crews treated and had all 10 patients ready to be taken to hospital in 30 minutes. Seven ambulances that responded to the scene took patients to area hospitals.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong