Fatal Accident at Duke Avenue and Lamar Street in Columbia, South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – According to an online news report at wistv.com, the Columbia South Carolina police are conducting an investigation of a deadly accident that occurred at the intersection of Duke Avenue and Lamar Street.*
According to the Richland County coroner’s office, a three year old child was killed after being hit by a car. Her twenty three year old mother also sustained injuries in the accident and is now at an area hospital being treated for what has been deemed as serious injuries.
“Our hearts break for the family during their tremendous loss. These tragedies weigh heavy on officers and first responders and are especially difficult when they involve children,” the chief of police stated.
Law enforcement individuals from the Columbus Police Department were dispatched to the 900 Block of Duke Avenue at around 3:00 p.m.
According to a preliminary investigation of the accident, a Dodge Avenger was going east on Duke Avenue as a mother and child were crossing the road. When the mother and child finally crossed the road to the other side, the car hit into them before slamming into a power pole.
The driver of the vehicle was given a field sobriety test and submitted to toxicology testing, the results of which are not yet completed. The tests were done by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
It has been suggested that the driver may have been operating his vehicle while fatigued.
The accident remains under investigation at this time. There currently are no further details on the accident.
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