A man was killed in a single-car accident on Saturday, March, 2; and, another early-morning car accident resulted in power outages and a
gas leak. The first man who was killed died after a wreck on Farrow Road at about 4:00 a.m. His vehicle flew from the road at an excessive speed, broke through a utility pole, and ran into a tree. He died at the scene.
The second accident, which occurred on the other side of town, resulted in a 47-year-old man striking a power line cable and a gas line causing power outages in the area, according to the Columbia Police Department. The roads were closed while the repairs were made, and the man was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Generally drivers who occupy the roads in the very late evening, or early morning are either working the night shift, visiting someone in the hospital, or unfortunately oftentimes are driving under the influence. It is generally good policy to stay away from the roads, if possible, in the extremely early morning hours. If you happen to be intoxicated, there is an increased likelihood that you will be stopped by the police, and if you are not intoxicated, you may be more susceptible to become a victim of a drunken driving accident.
At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, we recommend that you never get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated; also, we recommend to never get in a car where the driver has been drinking. The likelihood of something terrible happening as a result is vastly increased, and you do not want to become part of the increased DUI, and DUI related accident statistics in South Carolina.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, or Felony DUI, we can help you. Call our Baxter Village law office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at toll-free 877-374-5999. However, in the meantime, be careful on the roads!