In Columbia, South Carolina, a multi-vehicle accident left one fatality and three victims with personal injuries. On Sunday evening, around 5:46 pm, the fatal vehicle accident occurred when an SUV attempted to make a left-hand turn on Garners Ferry Road and was struck by a sedan, which caused fatal injuries for the passenger in the SUV. Both the driver and passenger of the sedan and the SUV motorist were transported to the Richland Memorial Hospital to tend to their personal injuries after the multi-vehicle accident.
Side-impact collisions usually occur in intersections, parking lots, or on highways involving passing cars and several lanes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in the past 20 years side-impact crashes have increased from around 20 percent to about 50 percent due to excessive speeds and higher numbers of SUVs on the road. One of the most common injuries incurred in this type of accident are traumatic brain injuries.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident, our Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden advocate for victims and their families. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 800-531-9780 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.