Lexington County Coroner Injured in Wreck

Harry Harman crashed his car Saturday evening due to foggy weather, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman was taken to the hospital after crashing his car Saturday evening, according to the coroner's office. 

Harman was on his way to a funeral visitation at Southland Memorial Gardens when he ran off the right side of Commerce Drive around 7:15 p.m. near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Harman's car hit a parked cargo trailer. 

Officers say low visibility due to foggy weather caused Harman to crash.

He was transported to Richland Memorial Hospital. 

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck. 

Judy McGee Ellis February 25, 2013 at 01:19 AM
Praying for you Harry...complete healing and home soon,,,,God Bless you.
Robert Kelly February 26, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Harry Harman is 77 years old and reportedly in poor health (patch.com). It was a foggy night, after sunset, and no apparent contributing factors, such as another vehicle. Fog is a normal occurrence, not an excuse. I wish our governor were more concerned with the DMV checking the skills of aging drivers rather than checking the collection of identifications the new SC voting regulations require. Yes, many of you will be offended because Mr. Harman has been a public servant for so many years. But so what? Any time a driver is involved in a single car accident, there should be questions of capability to drive, and capability includes driving in tough weather conditions. If someone objects to a skills test, maybe they should not be driving. There have been enough studies about the skill levels of aging drivers that we are entitled to at least question the ongoing competency. Passing a drivers test at age 16 should not be a lifetime license.
Kevin sanders February 28, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Robert Kelly.....have you ever been in a wreck? Just checking, because I know of several people ranging from the age of 15 to now the age of 77 wreck in the fog. Maybe when you get involved in a wreck, pray you don't and if you do, you have no injuries, but say you do. Maybe they should look at whether or not your capable of driving as well. Just my thought!
Robert Kelly February 28, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Kevin, I don't disagree with you. I know several people who made the decision not to drive at night because their vision was no longer what it used to be. I am certainly not saying anything like "it's your own fault" and I bear no ill will toward Mr. Harman, but this accident, and the one last weekend on Columbiana Dr which resulted in a death to an elderly gentleman, do lead me to question whether perhaps at some stage there should be an evaluation of skill sets as we age. My wife was retested (in another state a couple years ago). I am in my 60s, and more than willing to take another test.
A crocker March 03, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Automobile accidents can happen to anyone anywhere. When weather conditions create particularly challenging conditions, we are all at risk. I also send prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for Harry Harman. He has spent a lifetime serving others, and I pray he recovers quickly and completely.
abernath March 03, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Prayers for Coroner Harman and family!


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