COLUMBIA — A battered license plate, bent and broken pieces of cars and numerous shards of glass littered McBaine Avenue on Tuesday night following a three-car accident at the Worley Street intersection.
The accident stemmed from a “leaving the scene” accident that occurred just minutes before, Columbia Police Officer Todd Rowland said. Two people were injured.
The first crash took place when a blue Chrysler Sebring hit a red pickup truck at the intersection of Garth and Sexton streets. The driver of the Sebring then fled the scene and the truck followed in an effort to obtain the driver's information, Rowland said.
Still being followed when it reached the intersection of McBaine Avenue and Worley Street, the driver of the Sebring ran a stop sign and hit a black Dodge Dakota that was crossing the intersection from the west. The Sebring then hit a plumbing truck that was stopped at the intersection, Rowland said.
The driver of the Sebring was injured and taken to University Hospital. The passenger in the Dakota was taken to Columbia Regional Hospital.
The condition and identities of those injured in the accident were not immediately available.
No other injuries were reported. Seven people total were involved in the crash, including two children in the Dakota, Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver said.