Teenager Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Mother’s Day in Greer, South Carolina
GREER, SC. - According to an online news report published by thestate.com, a teenager was killed in a motorcycle crash on Mother’s Day in Greer, South Carolina. Family members of the victim say that he was on his way to get a Mother’s Day card when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.*
The accident occurred in the evening on Sunday, May 12, on East Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greer. The Greer Police Department and The State say that at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was riding a motorcycle across East Wade Hampton Boulevard on Arlington Road, when a Mercedes made a left turn onto East Wade Hampton.
Police officers say the Mercedes reportedly turned into the path of the motorcycle, and the two vehicles collided. It is not clear why the driver of the Mercedes turned in front of the motorcycle.
The State reports that the motorcyclist was seriously injured and taken by medical helicopter to a local hospital, where he sadly died about an hour after the accident occurred. The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office confirmed he was a 15-year-old resident of Greer.
The victim’s brother told reporters that the teen had only had the motorcycle for about four months, and he was riding to get their mother a Mother’s Day card at the time of the crash. He was reportedly a student at Greer High School.
The driver of the Mercedes was identified as a 17-year-old girl. She was cited for failing to yield to the right-of-way on a left turn, according to The State. It is not clear if further action will be pursued in light of the victim’s death.
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