COLUMBIA — A car collided with a person using a motorized wheelchair Monday evening near Stephens College, causing the wheelchair to be thrown three buildings past the site of the accident. The victim is in serious condition.
A dark blue Honda Civic was traveling north on College Avenue near Windsor Street when it struck the person using the wheelchair shortly after 5 p.m.
After the collision, shattered glass lay on the median next to a white canvas shoe. White tissue sat between the median and the car, partially stained red. The damaged wheelchair rested on its side where it had landed near the curb.
Sgt. Harlan Hatton, though unable to disclose the victim's name and the speed at which the car was traveling, described the victim's condition as "serious." The victim was sent to University Hospital.
Due to the accident, Columbia police officers closed part of College Avenue and directed northbound traffic down Windsor.