Motorcyclist Killed in South Carolina Accident
BEAUFORT, SC. – (wsav.com) A 24-year-old motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle collision in Beaufort, South Carolina, according to an online news report from wsav.com.*
The Beaufort Police Department indicates the collision occurred in the area of Boundary Street and Charles Street. The motorcyclist was reportedly involved in a verbal altercation with the driver of a car, then drove northbound at a high rate of speed on Boundary Street. The motorcyclist then lost control of his bike and crashed.
The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was transported to a nearby hospital, where he tragically died from his injuries. Investigation into the incident is ongoing by local authorities.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States. Thirteen percent of the fatal crashes in the U.S. that year involved motorcyclists.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina. Of the 2016 fatal crashes in South Carolina, 146 involved motorcyclists, which represented 14 percent of the total fatality crashes.
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