GREENWOOD Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Two vehicles crashed into an automotive repair shop – hitting another vehicle in the process and causing a gas leak.
The three-vehicle crash happened 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 25 Bypass near Emerald Road North, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Troopers say a 79-year-old Greenwood woman was headed west on Emerald Road North and failed to yield the right of way. They say the driver, Eleanor Avery, struck a car traveling north on the highway and both cars crashed into Mr. Lube Automotive Repair.
One car hit a vehicle inside the repair shop. Troopers say no one was in the vehicle at the time.
Troopers say Avery’s car also hit a gas line.
A special needs child was in the car with Avery, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Both were taken to Self Regional Hospital by ambulance as a precaution, troopers say.
The other driver was not hurt. Troopers identified her as Jashiema Carter, 18, of Greenwood. The Index-Journal reports that Carter was wearing hospital scrubs and told the newspaper that she was going to Self Regional Medical Center to get work experience.
Troopers say Avery was charged with failure to yield the right of way.