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Car destroyed, woman hospitalized

First Posted: 9:02 am - July 3rd, 2015

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A wreck near the intersection of S.C. 215 and Bobs Point Lane on Thursday morning caused heavy damage to this car.

The vehicle rolled before coming to a stop.

JENKINSVILLE — An accident resulted in a destroyed car and a hospitalized woman.

Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Tiffany Yarbrough, 24, of Whitmire, was transported by ambulance to Richland Memorial Hospital after suffering minor injuries.

“According to the report, she was traveling south when she struck a ditch and overturned,” Miller said.

The 2004 Pontiac ultimately stopped rolling right-side up but was badly damaged.

“It (the car) was smoking when we got here,” said William McKinney, who came upon the accident on his way to work.

Miller said the Pontiac’s driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Petragua Lemon also happened upon the accident on his way to work.

“I heard her screaming,” Lemon said. “The car was smoking real bad.”

Lemon said he was momentarily indecisive.

“I didn’t know what to do,” Lemon said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”

However, the driver began to emerge from the car’s passenger side window.

“She was coming out of the car already,” Lemon said.

This prompted Lemon to action, and he helped the driver exit the smoking vehicle. He said the driver was surprisingly cognizant given the severity of the accident.

“She was conscious,” Lemon said. “She was bleeding, but she knew what she was talking about.”

McKinney said based on damage to the vehicle, and the smoke he saw, he is incredulous the driver appeared to avoid severe injury.

“She’s lucky to walk away from this,” McKinney said.

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