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The Mayor of Walterboro was involved in a golf cart accident on Monday at the Great Swamp Sanctuary. He suffered a head injury in the accident. He was giving a tour of the sanctuary at the time.

Officials say Sweat was outside of the golf cart Monday, bending over to remove a post, when the cart started to roll. Someone tried to stop the cart, but accidentally hit the gas, knocking Sweat over.

He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was listed in critical condition. The Great Swamp Sanctuary is thousands of acres of swampland that the mayor has worked on for years. It is located in Colleton County.

If you would like to learn more about head injuries, please visit InjuryBoard’s Head Injury information page.

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