2 women trapped, suspended upside down in SUV crash until help arrives

Grand Strand

Two women in an Horry County crash remained suspended upside down in an SUV, trapped and restrained until help arrived.

An Horry County police officer was responding to a call near Pisgah Church Road outside Aynor on Monday when he was alerted to a car crash. The responding officer, Cpl. Dewitt, rushed to the scene and found a rollover crash with two women trapped inside an SUV.

Suspended and restrained upside down, one of the women began expressing she could not breathe, police said. Aynor Police Department’s Chief Thompson and Officer Brown immediately responded to assist.

Working together, the officers were able to break three windows, force open a door, and cut the seatbelts off of the women, freeing and comforting them until Horry County Fire Rescue arrived, the HCPD posted on Facebook.

“Following the crash, we found out the women in the car are members of the HCPD family – the mother and sister of Officer Hucks,” HCPD reported in the post. “Fortunately, while a bit beat up, both are expected to make a full recovery!”

The department wanted to recognize the teamwork and dedication demonstrated by both HCPD and Aynor Police Department in responding to the incident. “Every day, this group commits to serving our community, and it shows. Thank you for all you do!”

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