Date of Incident: March 25th, 2023
South Carolina Reporting Authority: South Carolina Highway Patrol
Type of Accident: Car accident
Location of Accident: Highway 321 near Secession Road near Estill, South Carolina
Injuries: Undisclosed hospitalization
Description of Accident: A 41-year-old drunk driver hit a Hampton County Sheriff’s vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Highway 321 near Secession Road near the town of Estill. The collision injured the deputy and an 8-year-old child in the driver’s vehicle. The deputy and the child were airlifted to the hospital. The driver was charged with DUI, driving under suspension, and child endangerment.
Local media Coverage: https://wpde.com/news/local/8-year-old-injured-after-drunk-driver-hits-south-carolina-deputy-vehicle-hampton-county-sheriffs-office-south-carolina-highway-patrol