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A Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck by a Vehicle in Florence County

June 14, 2019

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC – According to an online news report at, a bicyclist tragically died in a traffic accident earlier this week in Florence County, South Carolina.*

According to a corporal with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the late evening on Huggins Road, close to Lake City.

According to the corporal, a sports utility vehicle and a bicyclist were going in a westerly direction on Huggins Road when they collided.  The driver of the sports utility vehicle was unharmed in the accident.  Tragically, the bicyclist died upon impact.  

Charges are not expected to be filed as the biker was in the road at night without reflective clothing and lights to warn other drivers as it their presence.

The identification of the bicyclist has not been released to the public.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time.

As roadways increasingly become congested, pollution issues continue to be an issue, and costs of operating an automobile increases, many people seek to live more healthy and eco-friendly lives. This means that the amount of bicyclists on the roads increases.  Due to this fact, the number of accidents involving bicycles rise. Notwithstanding, there are several safety precautions that bikers can take to stay safe.  These are as follows:

  • Wear a helmet at all times
  • Wear clothing that is bright and visible to motorists
  • Use front and rear lights
  • Wear reflective clothing, especially if biking at night
  • Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and objects
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not ride on a sidewalk
  • Follow the local traffic laws
  • Do not ride on the opposite side of traffic

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