Tragic Motorcycle Wreck Kills One in Sangaree, South Carolina
SANGAREE, SC- Abcnews4.com writes that a motorcycle collision occurred in Berkeley County this week that left one person dead and another with injuries. The incident occurred in the evening when the victims were traveling northbound on US 17A on a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle.*
The motorcycle approached the intersection with Myers Road, and a 1999 pickup truck heading southbound tried to turn left and crossed into the Harley Davidson’s path. The motorcycle’s driver and passenger were both transported to the Trident Medical Center, where the passenger died a short while after the crash. Reports identified the victim as a 27-year-old woman from Gaffney. The person in the pickup truck was not injured in the collision.
Police are still investigating the crash and did not state whether any charges are pending in relation to the wreck.
Motorcycle crashes are more likely to lead to fatal injuries than crashes involving occupants of a passenger car. The good news, based on reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is that the number of these collisions is on the decline. In 2018, 4,985 people died in motorcycle wrecks. While this is still far too many fatalities, it indicates a five percent drop as compared to 2017.
People riding on a motorcycle have a risk of being killed in a crash that is about 28 times higher than that faced by people in a motor vehicle.
Other drivers are one of the greatest risks to motorcyclists. Cars turning left are one of the biggest dangers motorcyclists face as drivers often fail to see these smaller vehicles and will turn into their path. Motorcyclists should use caution when approaching an intersection to avoid these types of accidents.
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