Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic York County Crash with Car
YORK COUNTY, SC- Wbtv.com writes that a car and a motorcycle collided this week in York County, leaving one person dead. The victim was reportedly traveling on a motorcycle on Leslie Highway when a car turned in front of him. The crash caused the motorcyclist to be ejected from his vehicle.*
Responders declared the 28-year-old man dead at the scene of the crash. The incident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The York County Coroner’s Office is also participating in the investigation, and the results of the autopsy and toxicology tests are still pending.
Motorcyclists know that riding can be dangerous, but there are ways to reduce the risks presented by riding. Safety gear is important and should be used at all times. Not only will a helmet provide protection in a fall or crash, but if the helmet and other safety gear are brightly colored, it might help drivers see the motorcyclist and avoid a crash from occurring in the first place.
Sadly, other drivers on the road often fail to notice motorcycles and, as a result, cut into their path, creating dangers and sometimes tragedies.
One of the most common types of crashes for motorcyclists occurs when a person in a car turns left in the path of the bike. Blind spots or simply distractions may be to blame for this common driver error, but the person who will suffer as a result is the motorcyclist. When riding, the best way to avoid this type of crash is to anticipate it and to view drivers who are about to turn as a danger. Slowing down can help reduce the chances of a crash and the severity of injuries in the event that the collision cannot be avoided.
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