Firefighter involved in early-morning crash in Awendaw

AWENDAW, S.C. (WCBD) — A Lowcountry firefighter is recovering following an early-morning accident in Awendaw, Friday.

According to the Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District, Firefighter Lauren Cook went through surgery and is now resting at the hospital surrounded by family and coworkers. She will have another surgical procedure on Monday to make further repairs to her injuries. The District asks for the community’s continued thoughts and prayers.

The single-vehicle crash happened at 7:30 a.m. on October 13 on Steed Creek Road, near Halfway Creek Road.

Lauren Cook was reporting for duty Friday morning and was trapped in the vehicle, according to the Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District.

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports an animal walked across the road. Attempting to avoid hitting it caused her to run off left side of road and strike tree, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Matt Southern.

Medics transported her to the Medical University of South Carolina with serious non-life threatening injuries.

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