Two York County Police officers were released from the hospital after being injured in a car accident Thursday afternoon.

According to the police report, the accident occurred at or about 4:00 p.m. at the Carowinds Boulevard exit off of Interstate 77.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has reported that the cause of the accident was a flat-bed truck that stalled out in the northbound lanes of I-77. When the officers observed the halted vehicle, they activated their blue lights and pulled behind the truck to assist the stranded motorist.

One officer stayed inside the vehicle, while the other officer got out of the patrol car. It was at that moment that an SUV came speeding down the road, striking the patrol car and crushing it underneath the bed of the truck.

Subsequently, both of the officers were injured by the incident, and transported to the hospital. The driver of the flat-bed truck was also taken to the hospital.

The SC Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident to determine if charges need to be filed.

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