His vehicle flipped over, but help was quick to arrive

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to some very fine people.

On Monday, Oct. 14, at approximately 1 p.m., I was involved in a serious auto accident at the intersection of Highway 52 and South Main Street at the Bypass. I was driving my wife’s Ford Escape.

After rolling a few times, I ended up with my vehicle upside-down and I was hanging by my seat belt.

I got my seat belt unbuckled and was able to crawl, on my back, to the passenger-side window, which was broken out. I removed as much glass as I could and pushed my head and shoulders out of the window and onto the pavement.

That’s when I saw the first responders. Their words and actions calmed me down and made me realize I was in caring, responsible and professional hands.

Once again, let me say thank you to each and every one of you. Our city Police Department, county Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Highway Patrol and all others who helped, said prayers for me, or made phone calls. Also the ladies at Vaughn Insurance Agency who have been so caring and helpful during this difficult time.

I can’t leave out the doctors, nurses and personnel in the emergency room at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. All of you are great! You are our hometown hospital, and we are so proud of you and thankful for all that you do for me, my family and our entire community.

We are so blessed to have each of you here in Darlington County to take good care of us, and I wanted to let you know that you are truly appreciated. By the way, I am 87 and, other than some general aches and pains, my worst injury from the accident is a badly scraped elbow.

My thanks and prayers to you all.

Burney R. Drew,

Author: Rachel Howell

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