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Columbia, SC – Vehicle Wreck on I-20 near Exit 71 Results in Injuries

Last updated Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Columbia, SC – Vehicle Wreck on I-20 near Exit 71 Results in Injuries

Columbia, SC (January 1, 2023) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation reported that a car crash took place on Sunday evening that sent at least one victim to a local medical facility, where they were provided care for the injuries they suffered. Just before 7:45 p.m. on January 1, authorities received calls for help regarding a traffic accident on Interstate 20.

According to crash reports, a collision involving an unknown number of automobiles took place on the westbound side of Interstate 20 near exit 71. The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene to provide assistance. The left lane of travel was blocked as a result of the accident, prompting officials to secure the roadway and prevent further damage.

Emergency medical services were notified that they were needed at the scene to care for injured victims. At least one party involved in the crash was transported to a local hospital.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is actively investigating the incident.

We hope those harmed as a result of this auto accident are able to recover quickly from their injuries.

Car Accidents in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Vehicle Wreck on I-20 near Exit 71 Results in Injuries

Each year, car crashes across South Carolina leave victims with serious injuries. Unfortunately, we see many people left with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other severe injuries that require medical care. Tens of thousands of people in our state are hospitalized annually following accidents, many of which are caused by negligence.

There are a number of factors that contribute to the severity of injuries sustained in a car crash. One factor is the speed at which the vehicles were traveling. The higher the speed, the greater the force of impact and the more severe the injuries are likely to be.

Another factor that contributes to the severity of car crash-related injuries is whether or not seat belts were worn by the occupants of the vehicle. Seat belts help to keep people in their seats during a crash and prevent them from being ejected from the vehicle, which can lead to more serious injuries.

The size and weight of vehicles also play a role in how severe crash-related injuries can be. Smaller, lighter vehicles are more likely to sustain significant damage in a collision than larger, heavier ones. This is because they have less mass to absorb the force of impact and are more likely to be pushed around or overturned by larger vehicles.

If you are involved in an accident, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical costs, lost earning capacity, and more.

If you have been injured in a car crash, call our experienced Columbia car accident lawyers at Monge & Associates. Our attorneys will listen to your story and help you get justice for the suffering that you have endured by filing a personal injury case on your behalf. We stand ready to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions and fight as hard as we can on your behalf so that you can receive the compensation necessary to move forward with some semblance of normalcy in life. Call us now at 888-688-1924 to get started on your case. Our team of seasoned and skilled attorneys is here to help you get justice.

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. 

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