Bud Light truck driver seriously injured after driving into woods to avoid crash in North Myrtle Beach

Grand Strand

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A Bud Light truck driver was seriously injured Tuesday in a crash on Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach, according to city spokesperson Pat Dowling.

Dowling said a white truck had a flat tire and was trying to get to the shoulder when the driver of the Bud Light truck swerved to get out of the way and ended up in the woods after clipping the corner of the other truck.

The driver of the Bud Light truck was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as a Trauma Alert, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue said. The driver of the other truck was also taken as a precaution.

All southbound lanes of Highway 31 were closed near Robert Edge Parkway so a wrecker could remove the truck. The lanes reopened and the scene was cleared just after 7 p.m., according to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation placed cones in the area where the guide rail was knocked out until it can be repaired, according to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue. There is no timeframe on when those repairs might happen.

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