Columbia Police made an arrest in a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian that took pace near the intersection of Assembly and Greene Streets around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

23-year-old Natalie Jacobson was charged with felony DUI for driving into a construction zone and striking a victim construction worker.

The construction worker was a member of the Lovelace Commercial Construction crew that was doing road work at the scene at the time of the incident.  According to the report, the victim was doing traffic control. Police say that the injured crew member is still in the hospital with a head injury.

It takes just an instant of inattention on the road to hit a construction worker doing his or her job. The traffic laws are strict in this area in an attempt to try and prevent what happened here. Please be aware and pay extra attention in road construction areas. The difference could literally save a person’s life.

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