2015-04-27 / Local News

19-year-old airlifted after head-on crash


A 19-year-old Gaffney woman was flown for emergency medical treatment following a Wednesday evening headon collision on East Oneal Street.

The woman had been heading north in a 2007 Chevrolet at 6:52 p.m. when the juvenile driver of a southbound 2007 Kia drove left of center and struck her vehicle, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Gaffney Fire Department Capt. Jody Brasington said firefighters had to take off the driver’s side doors on both vehicles so they could tend to the drivers.

An emergency landing zone was set up at a nearby Limestone College athletic field and the injured Gaffney woman was flown to Spartanburg for treatment.

The woman reportedly underwent surgery Thursday afternoon.

The medical conditions of the juvenile driver and passenger were not immediately available.

As of Thursday, Miller said no charges had been reported.

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