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Two injured in car accident at Vandiver and Providence

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | 8:46 p.m. CST; updated 9:54 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A collision occurred at the corner of Vandiver Drive and Providence Road on Tuesday evening. Two people were taken away in an ambulance.

COLUMBIA — Two women, one in a neck brace, were taken away by ambulance after their car and another collided at Vandiver Drive and Providence Road on Tuesday evening.

A pedestrian crossing the intersection barely escaped injury.

The driver of the other car appeared to be uninjured.

Both cars showed severe front-end damage.

Columbia Police officer Robert Fox took charge of the scene after the accident. A fire truck and three firefighters were also present.

The women were driving north on Providence in a beige Chrysler 300, and the man was driving south in a white Chrysler Dynasty. 

According to David Haston, who said he was driving several car-lengths behind the two women, as the women tried to cross the intersection, the man began to turn east onto Vandiver, and the two vehicles collided.

The women had a green light, Haston said. He said he slowed down as the accident happened and then pulled over.

Pedestrian Bohannon Davidson was walking north across Vandiver just a few steps ahead of the colliding cars, he said. As the accident happened behind him, something struck him on the leg, and he ran the rest of the way across the street and onto a small grassy hill on the other side.

Afterward, glass and metal lay scattered on the pavement where Davidson had walked. He said he was unhurt.

Airbags in both cars deployed.


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