MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A driver was cited after a car crashed into a building and caught on fire Sunday Night on Walton Drive in the Market Common, according to Master Cpl. Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The crash happened off Farrow Parkway near the Walmart Market. Officials said a car hit a gas line on the side of a building. OrthoSC sustained damage in the incident.
Vest said the woman failed to yield a right-of-way while turning left onto Fred Nash Boulevard from Farrow Parkway. A witness told News13 the woman hit their car and then continued up Fred Nash Boulevard through the roundabout and crashed into the side of the building.
“Actually when I was able to get out of the car I thought it was a hit and run because I didn’t see her car,” the person told News13 in an email. “Little did I know, she hit the OrthoSC building.”
When emergency responders got to the scene, they rushed to the fire at the OrthoSC building, the person said.
“I don’t think anyone realized we were over on [Farrow Parkway] at the intersection by Fred Nash where she initially hit my car,” they said. “It was several minutes later when they realized my car was on [Farrow Parkway].”
No injuries have been reported, officials said.
The City of Myrtle Beach said a 21-year-old rescued the elderly woman from her burning car after the crash. The city believes the man saved the woman’s life. Myrtle Beach Police Department Cpl. Matt Deane spoke with the man and said he should be proud.
The fire was called in by an OrthoSC employee who was shopping at Walmart across the parking lot. They noticed the building on fire and called 911.
OrthoSC CEO Andrew Wade said it could be several months before the business is able to operate out of this location.
“[It will be] most likely a couple months,” Wade said. “But the nice thing is we’ve got multiple campuses around the community. So we’ll reroute patients.”
No other information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.