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A Heath Springs man was flown to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the road near his home on Hoke Road.
In a separate accident Thursday morning, Oct. 24, a right turn gone wrong left a Lancaster woman temporarily trapped, but not hurt, in her SUV.
The Heath Springs accident occurred about 12:25 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 2400 block of Hoke Road, about 5.1 miles south of Heath Springs near Tate Lane.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said 77-year-old Gilmore Mingo was struck when he stepped into the path of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven north by Tracy Honeycutt of Mount Carmel Road in Heath Springs.
The accident left Mingo lying injured in the road, according to emergency radio chatter. Emergency crews stabilized Mingo on the scene before transporting him to nearby New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where he was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland.
A hospital spokeswoman said Mingo was in fair condition Monday.
Honeycutt was not charged in the accident, Elder said.
Thursday's accident happened about 10 a.m. at the corner of Pond Court and Community Lane, just east of the Hyde Park community off Flat Creek Road.
Elder said the accident occurred when June Allen, 66, of the 2200 block of Pond Court, made an improper right turn onto Community Lane, overcorrected and struck an embankment, which caused her Kia SUV to flip onto its side.
The accident left Allen trapped in the vehicle at the bottom of the nearly 5.5-foot tall embankment for about 15 to 20 minutes before emergency crews pulled her out of the vehicle’s sun roof.
Allen, who suffered no serious injuries, was charged with making an improper turn, Elder said.
– Contact Reece Murphy at (803) 283-1151