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Sheriff’s Officer Hits Pedestrian on Two Notch Rd. in Columbia, South Carolina


July 11, 2019

COLUMBIA, SC. – According to an online news report published by wistv.com, a sheriff’s officer hit a pedestrian with his patrol vehicle in Columbia, South Carolina, causing injuries to the person. Troopers with South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the accident, which happened on Two Notch Road.* 

The accident occurred during the late evening in the 8200 block of Two Notch. South Carolina Highway Patrol and WIS report that at approximately 10:30 p.m., an officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office somehow ran into a pedestrian with his patrol vehicle. It is not clear where the officer was driving or where the pedestrian was walking.

The news report did not say if the pedestrian was walking in a lane of travel or was on the side of the road. The details of the accident have not yet been fully reported. WIS states that the pedestrian sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. The person was not identified, and the seriousness of his or her injuries was not known.

It does not appear that the officer was injured. He is reportedly a sergeant who has been with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office since 2001. The sheriff’s office has said it will be conducting its own internal investigation into the accident, during which time the sergeant will still be on duty. 

South Carolina Highway Patrol is separately investigating the collision. Investigators say that the dash camera on the patrol vehicle captured the collision, but that footage is not currently being released to the public. No further information has been reported at this time. 

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Source:https://www.wistv.com/2019/07/05/officials-rcsd-patrol-car-collides-with-pedestrian/

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