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December 22, 2021

Columbia, SC – At Least One Injured in Car Accident on I-77

Columbia, SC (December 21, 2021) – According to local officials, at least one person was injured in a major traffic accident in Columbia on Tuesday afternoon, December 21. At 1:06 p.m. the accident occurred near mile marker 17 on Interstate 77 NB.

To assist the injured victims, emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. All northbound lanes were temporarily closed as a result of the collision. At least one person was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The severity of the resulting injuries is unknown at this time.

There has not been any new information released about the crash at this time. Local authorities are looking into what caused the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Crashes in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - At Least One Injured in Car Accident on I-77

One of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis is driving a car. South Carolina had the country’s highest per capita rate of fatal crashes in 2018. With 1,037 fatalities, automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for nearly 65% of all fatal vehicle collisions in the state that year. According to statistics, a driver’s actions account for nearly 82% of traffic fatalities in South Carolina.

Victims and their families may suffer serious injuries as well as financial losses as a result of a car accident, and the resulting injuries have the potential to completely devastate the victim’s life. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury in South Carolina. Medical bills, lost wages due to inability to return to work, and long-term pain and suffering can all result from serious collisions. Without the assistance of a Columbia personal injury lawyer, dealing with the aftermath of a collision can be overwhelming for victims and their families.

Car Crash Attorneys in Columbia

The aggressive attorneys at Monge & Associates will help you explore all of your legal options after you have been wrongfully harmed by another person’s reckless actions, and our skilled attorneys are here to fight for your right to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have a lot of experience representing accident victims, so you can rest assured that you and your case will be treated fairly. No one should be held liable for an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Call 800-421-0174 to speak with a Columbia car accident lawyer about your case.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.