South Carolina’s capital has something to offer everyone. But when it comes to driving, it doesn’t always provide motorists the safest roads. Like other metros across the U.S., Soda City is no stranger to hazardous driving conditions.
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the city sees its fair share of car crashes, with thousands occurring annually. However, some streets in Columbia have a reputation for being more treacherous than others.
Report details where drivers should exercise caution
The State, a widely circulated daily newspaper in Columbia, recently published a list of streets and roads with high accident rates across the city. Here are a few of the big ones they listed:
Look up Farrow Road crash rates, and you will find no shortage of headlines detailing fatal or severe crashes along this street. Authorities even installed new traffic security cameras in 2022 to monitor activity that creates unsafe driving conditions.
Thousands of drivers travel on I-26 West daily through Columbia. With four lanes of traffic, a 70-mph speed limit, and a new construction project, visibility and drivability on this congested Interstate have become particularly limited, resulting in numerous accidents.
Two Notch Road
Recognized as one of the deadliest roads in America, Two Notch Road is a risky place for drivers and pedestrians. Multiple news outlets have pointed out two notorious intersections along Two Notch that give it a bad reputation, such as the intersections of Two Notch and Trenholm Road Extension, and Two Notch and Sparkleberry Lane.
The State’s report concludes that most crashes on these roads and others happen from midnight to 6 a.m. on the weekends.
Seeking Help After A Crash
A few dangerous roads across the city shouldn’t stop locals and tourists from exploring everything Columbia offers. Drivers can reduce their risk of getting in a crash by following traffic laws and driving defensively.
However, accidents can and still do happen. And if they do, drivers should seek immediate legal and medical help if they suffer an injury.