Witness to Accident in Columbia, South Carolina, Warns People Against Stopping to Help
COLUMBIA, SC. – According to a news story reported online at wistv.com, a witness to a vehicle accident in Columbia, South Carolina, is warning people against stopping to help at a crash site. She is speaking out after a frightening incident took place when she and her husband stopped after a crash on Interstate 20.*
The accident happened close to mile marker 70 on the westbound side of I-20. South Carolina Highway Patrol and WIS report that several cars were involved in an accident on the interstate by North Main Street. After the impact, one of the vehicles veered off the interstate and caught on fire. The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation by State Troopers.
Right before the accident occurred, a woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, says she and her husband were traveling on I-20 toward Georgia. She said her husband saw a vehicle approaching in the rearview mirror that was traveling at an excessive rate of speed. She said she then witnessed this vehicle crash into several other vehicles.
She and her husband pulled over to try to help. She said her husband got out to check on the people involved in the accident, while she called 911. Suddenly, she says the driver of the speeding vehicle got into her car and started yelling at her to get out. Her husband came back and pulled the man out, after which the two began physically fighting. An undercover police officer broke up the fight, she says, and Troopers arrested the man.
While she and her husband were not physically injured, she said the experience was extremely traumatic. She wants people to think twice before stopping at an accident scene because they never know the situation. She says in the future, she will still dial 911 but will keep driving.
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