Moped-Vehicle Collision Results in Fatality in Sumter County, South Carolina
SUMTER COUNTY, SC – According to an online news report at wistv.com, a driver of a moped died following a crash with a vehicle earlier this week.*
The Sumter County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that a driver of a moped died after being involved in an accident with a moped. The accident occurred in the evening at North Guignard Drive and Oxford Street. The driver of the moped has not yet been identified. Per officials, there will be an autopsy performed on Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina. The accident is being investigated by local authorities and the Sumpter County Coroner’s Office.
The above tragedy serves to remind moped drivers that there are ways in which they can stay safe when riding. These are as follows:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of all motorcycle/moped accidents that are reported result in serious injuries or death. That is why you should adhere to the following top four tips when riding, which are as follows:
- Be visible to other drivers. This means you should wear bright colored clothing, even during the day, so that drivers can see you. Both during the day and at night, you should also use your headlights and ride in the section of a lane that makes you the most visible to other drivers.
- Use proper gear when riding. This includes clothes made of leather, eye protection and strong boots to cover your ankles. Wear a full-face Department of Transportation-approved helmet at all times. This reduces the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident. It is critical that you replace your helmet every five years as well.
- Be alert. Drivers are notorious for claiming that they did not see the motorcyclist when an accident occurred. That is why you should always be alert of drivers in your vicinity, such as those who may be distracted, as well as look out for dangerous road conditions.
- Do not drink and drive. Over 40% of motorcyclists die in single-vehicle accidents due to the consumption of drugs or alcohol.
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