Accident Snarls Traffic

A bizarre accident in Beaufort County Tuesday afternoon snarled traffic in Washington for more than an hour around 3:00 PM near the intersection of Highway 264 and Highway 17.

Authorities say a van t-boned a small pick-up, pushing it over on its side. Rescuers had to cut the truck open to pull the driver out. Police say the driver of the van is handicapped and has one leg. His foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator as the truck was passing by.

No one was seriously hurt.