Car Crashes into Columbia Building

South Carolina Accident Lawyers


WLTX-TV reports that an elderly woman was fortunate enough to walk away uninjured Thursday morning after her car came to rest inside a building located near Two Notch Road and Interstate 20.

Authorities say the 77-year-old woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes causing her to ram her Toyota Camry into a Buddhist center, Shin Hatch, located in the SGI-USA building on O’Neil Court. Ironically, the Department of Motor Vehicles is also located in the same building.

A volunteer manager at the center Shin Hatch says no members were inside the building during the accident, but if  the accident had occurred 15 minutes later, people could have been inside studying and praying.

“We never expected this,” said Hatch. “We had members arriving here right after it happened.”

A DMV spokeswoman said the accident may have caused a small crack in their space, but described the repairs needed as minimal.

Thankfully, no one was injured and no charges have been filed.

By: South Carolina Accident Attorney Pete Strom