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Columbia, SC - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Columbia - The primary city of South Carolina's Midlands region

Columbia is the capital and largest city in South Carolina, with a population of 133,803 as of 2015. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 810,068 by July 1, 2015, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. The name Columbia was a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus.

The city is located approximately 13 miles northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state. It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship and largest university, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training. 

Major highways around the Columbia region

Columbia's central location between the population centers of South Carolina has made it a transportation focal point with three interstate highways and one interstate spur.

  •  I-26 Interstate 26 travels from northwest to southeast and connects Columbia to the other two major population centers of South Carolina: the Greenville-Spartanburg area in the northwestern part of the state and North Charleston – Charleston area in the southeastern part of the state. It also serves the nearby towns and suburbs of Chapin, Irmo, Harbison, Gaston, and Swansea.
  •  I-20 Interstate 20 travels from west to east and connects Columbia to Atlanta and Augusta in the west and Florence in the east. It serves the nearby towns and suburbs of Pelion, Lexington, West Columbia, Sandhill, Pontiac, and Elgin. Interstate 20 is also used by travelers heading to Myrtle Beach, although the interstate's eastern terminus is in Florence.
  •  I-77 Interstate 77 begins at a junction with Interstate 26 south of Columbia and travels north to Rock Hill and Charlotte. This interstate also provides direct access to Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's largest training base and one of Columbia's largest employers. It serves the nearby towns and suburbs of Forest Acres, Gadsden, and Blythewood.
  •  I-126 Interstate 126 begins downtown at Elmwood Avenue and travels west towards Interstate 26 and Interstate 20. It provides access to Riverbanks Zoo.

Learn more here about recent accidents in Columbia

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After an injury accident, you may need information about hospitals in Columbia:

After a fatal accident, loved ones can get help to deal with grief and loss. Go here to learn more about Columbia grief support groups.

Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Columbia accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Columbia personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Columbia wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Columbia accident attorney can do to help.

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Most recent accident reports

One man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on S.C. 34 in Newberry County on Christmas Eve around 6 p.m. Wednesday, although the man wasn't found until Christmas Day around 7 a.m.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Roadway: 
S.C. 34
Four people were killed in an early-morning single-vehicle SUV accident on Interstate 95 in Sumter County near mile marker 141.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 95
Eddie Moe was standing and waving outside the Select Tire on Magnolia Street when a vehicle ran off the road and hit him, along with a sign and two parked cars. He died at the scene from blunt force trauma.
Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Roadway: 
Magnolia Street
One man was killed after a crash between a motorcycle and a truck Saturday afternoon at 12:25 p.m in West Columbia on Starmount Drive near Charleston Highway. Bryan E.
Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Roadway: 
Starmount Drive
Kerrian Abbigale Morris, 19, a University of South Carolina student, died and two people were injured in a collision Saturday in Hopkins. Morris was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the crash site.
Two people were killed in a car collision Friday night around 7:20 p.m.
Date: 
Friday, November 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 20
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 20
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
A 19-year law enforcement official and father of five died Wednesday afternoon in a car crash. Sheriff Randy Garrett says Investigator Holmes Smith died in the collision at around 3 p.m.
Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 521
Type: Car Accident
Nine people have been injured, two of which are seriously injured, following a six-car pileup near Alice Drive and Westmark Boulevard in Sumter, South Carolina.
Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014
City: 
Sumter, SC
A driver was heading north on Mack St. in Gaston around 2 A.M. when the vehicle passed through the stop arms on the train tracks and collided with an oncoming train. The driver was killed at the scene and was not wearing his seatbelt.
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Mack Street
City: 
Gaston, SC
A Greenville man was killed by a vehicle after his vehicle broke down on I-26 near Chapin early Sunday morning. Troopers say the man was in the roadway when a vehicle hit him around 2:40 a.m.
Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Roadway: 
I-26
City: 
Chapin, SC
One person is dead and two others injured in a crash Friday in Kershaw County. Troopers responded to an accident involving a moped near Elgin on Smyrna Road around 10:15 p.m.
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014
Roadway: 
Smyrna Rd.
City: 
Elgin, SC
Jessie Taylor was crossing Millwood Avenue when he was hit by a car. He was transported to a local hospital and then pronounced dead.
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014
Roadway: 
Millwood Avenue