Multi-Vehicle Crash Leaves Two of Seven Victims Hospitalized in Richland County, South Carolina
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC – According to an online news report at coladaily.com, the Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is conducting an investigation of a serious accident that left two people hospitalized and several others injured. Charges may be pending*
The accident involved three automobiles: a 2014 Midbus that contained five passengers, a 1994 Convent Freightliner with one passenger, and a 2013 Cascadia Freightliner with one passenger on-board.
According to a preliminary investigation of the accident, it appears that the Convent Freightliner and the bus were headed southbound on McCords Ferry Road as the Cascadia Freightliner was headed northbound.
The Cascadia came upon a vehicle that was disabled on the shoulder of the roadway. The semi-truck crossed over the center line in a no-passing zone to get around the vehicle that was stalled. The bus, which was headed in the opposite direction, reduced its speed to allow the semi-truck to complete the pass. As a result, the bus was rear-ended by the Convent Freightliner, which caused the bus to overturn and exit the road. All seven individuals involved in the accident sustained injuries. Two individuals on the bus remain in the hospital at this time. They are listed in stable condition.
Several agencies assisted with the accident, which included the South Carolina State Transport Police, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The names of the victims have not been made publicly available at this time.
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