A spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department provided details of an early morning, single-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, August 29.
Vehicle Leaves Roadway
The vehicle was traveling on Two Notch Road at approximately 4 a.m. when the driver reportedly lost control, and the vehicle ran off the road. The vehicle then hit a curb and a utility pole. The vehicle reportedly went across West Beltline Boulevard and rolled over before it came to rest in a parking lot, according to WisTV News.
Seat Belts Not in Use
According to the police spokesperson, both the driver and his passenger were not wearing seat belts, and both were ejected from the vehicle. The 21-year-old female passenger suffered head trauma and died at the scene, according to the Richland County coroner. Emergency personnel transported the 25-year-old male motorist to Palmetto Health Richland. However, but he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Although the Columbia Police Department continues to investigate this particular accident, state law allows victims of certain traffic accidents, or their survivors, to seek redress in the states civil courts. For example, when it is reasonable to assert that negligent conduct lead to a death, it is often possible for survivors to seek compensation for various losses, including loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in a crash, it is possible to discuss the matter from a legal perspective with Columbia car accident lawyers. Our firm offers such a consultation without cost or obligation. We fight hard to preserve the full legal rights of our clients. To learn more, please contact us.