Columbia woman escapes injury after her car overturns in Shandon driveway

jmonk@thestate.comNovember 10, 2013 

Driver escaped overturned car in Shandon driveway Sunday night.

JMONK@THESTATE.COM — John Monk

— A Columbia woman trapped in her overturned car in her own driveway escaped unharmed from her vehicle in the Shandon neighborhood driveway Sunday night.

“She refused to be taken to the hospital,” said city fire department spokesman Brick Lewis.

Numerous police and fire department vehicles responded to the event, which took place around 7 p.m. on Wilmot Avenue, less than two blocks from where former Gov. Jim Hodges and State Senate Pro Tem Sen. John Courson live.

Lewis said firefighters helped free the woman from the car by smashing the front windshield in, and then she was able to crawl out.

Lewis did not know exactly how the car overturned.

But it appeared from the scene that the woman had either been returning or leaving home when a tire went up on a small brick or stone wall next to the driveway, and that somehow played a role in flipping the vehicle.

Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.

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