While accidents happen simple because it was an accident, others are caused due to negligence. South Carolina has not had a great year when it comes to the number of motorcycle accident related deaths. A recent crash that happened on a Midlands road became the 102nd death this year involving a motorcyclist or moped driver. The state had only 88 of those same death in the entire year of 2018.
In the most recent accident, the rider of a 2000 Honda motorcycle struck a 2007 Ford Edge at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sprinkle Avenue in Orangeburg County. While making a left turn, the north bound vehicle was struck by the South bound motorcycle. The rider was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both parties in the vehicle were uninjured. The accident is still under investigation. It remains unknown whether criminal charges, such as drunk or distracted driving, are possible.
Thankfully, the other motorists involved in this accident were able to walk away without harm. However, such is not the case in many crashes. The state of South Carolina is vested in providing proper training and safety education for motorcyclist. Through the RideSmart campaigns and the SC Rider Education Program, riders can be well trained on proper roadway procedures. Alternately,
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, an attorney can help determine what, if any, compensation you may be due. Where death has occurred, facts of the case may warrant a wrongful death action as well. Do not delay in consulting with a legal professional.