43-Year-Old Man Sustains Fatal Injuries in South Carolina Motorcycle Accident
HORRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported in an online news article published by www.wmbfnews.com, a 43-year-old man sustained fatal injuries in a South Carolina motorcycle accident.*
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 43-year-old man was traveling southbound on S.C. 707 on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle when the driver of a 2019 Jeep was attempting to turn left, colliding directly into the motorcycle.
The Horry County deputy coroner reported that the 43-year-old man, who was originally from the Bronx, New York but was living in the Myrtle Beach area, was transported to a local hospital following the accident where he later died from his injuries. No additional details about this accident have been publicly released.
Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents
A significant number of motorcycle accidents happen when a driver turns left in front of a motorcycle. In many of these accidents, a driver may not notice an oncoming motorcycle before it’s too late. According to a report commissioned by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common motorcycle accident involves another vehicle causing the accident by violating a motorcycle’s right-of-way at an intersection, typically by turning left.
Because motorcycles are small, they often go unnoticed by oncoming vehicles. Many drivers may only notice larger vehicles, failing to pay special attention to motorcycles and other smaller vehicles. Additionally, the small size of motorcycles means that any motorcyclist involved in an accident has the potential to sustain severe injuries or death.
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