Blythewood Woman Dies from Crash Injuries

COLUMBIA (March 17, 2016) – A Blythewood woman succumbed to her injuries last week, a little more than 24 hours after being involved in a two-car collision near the Village at Sandhills.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Shirley J. Scott, 79, of Brookwood Forest Drive in Blythewood, died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital on March 11 at 8:10 p.m. from head trauma sustained in a March 10 collision near the 100 block of Ridgepoint Road.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Scott was driving a 2006 Toyota four-door sedan on Ridgepoint Drive and, at 7:58 p.m., attempted a left-hand turn onto North Springs Road. Scott turned in front of a 2007 Honda SUV traveling west on North Springs Road and was struck in the driver’s side of the car.

Scott was transported by ambulance to Palmetto Richland. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, the Highway patrol said.

The driver of the Honda SUV was also wearing a seat belt, the Highway Patrol said, and was also taken by ambulance to the hospital. There was no available information at press time on the condition of the driver of the SUV.

The accident was still under investigation by the Highway Patrol at press time.