Mayor-Elect Benjamin in Early Morning Car Accident - DatelineCarolina

Mayor-Elect Benjamin in Early Morning Car Accident


By Chaundrea Lee

Posted 4/21/10 at 10:29 AM

Hours after winning Columbia's run-off mayoral election, Steve Benjamin was involved in a two-car accident in downtown Columbia.

Benjamin was driving to early morning TV interviews when his SUV struck another car at Gervais Street and Pickens Street. 

The Columbia Police Department is investigating but is not release any information yet. 

Benjamin beat Kirkman Finlay in a run-off election on Tuesday night to become Columbia's first black mayor.


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