On Monday afternoon, a fatal collision took place between two cars, which was related to Hurricane Irma. The accident occurred on Interstate 77 in the southbound lanes near the Bluff Road exit in Columbia, South Carolina. A 21-year-old man driving an SUV with Florida license plates collided into a sedan, causing the SUV driver to succumb to his fatal injuries at the scene of the accident. The driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital for treatment. During the time of the fatal collision, heavy rains and winds, as a result from the hurricane, led to challenging weather conditions on the road.
When inclement weather affects driving conditions, it is more common for collisions to occur. This may lead to drivers and passengers incurring personal injuries, or, in serious accidents, potential fatalities. Even skilled drivers may find it difficult to control their vehicles when traveling in a storm as severe as a hurricane.
If you have been injured in a car accident, our Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight for you. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 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 the towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.