Motorcyclist Killed in Collision in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC. – A motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle collision in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, according to a news story reported online by wach.com. The victim has not yet been identified by officials. It appears the accident was caused by a failure to yield on the part of the other driver.*
The accident happened in the evening on February 8 on Sprinkle Avenue in Orangeburg County. A 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling west on Sprinkle Avenue and collided with a 1999 Mercury that was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Bleakley Street. The Mercury had been traveling east on Sprinkle Avenue, and it appears the driver failed to yield to the motorcycle in making the turn.
It is not clear what caused the driver of the Mercury to travel into the path of the motorcycle. It has not been confirmed that the driver of the Mercury was at fault in the accident.
First responders transported the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. The motorcyclist was severely injured in the accident, and and tragically perished at the scene. Officials are withholding the motorcyclist’s name until next-of-kin has been notified.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of the Mercury was also injured in the wreck and transported to a local hospital. He or she has also not been identified. Troopers said the driver was wearing a seat belt, but Troopers did not report on whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. It is not clear whether the driver will be charged.
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