Motorcycle Rider Killed in Collision with Truck in Clover South Carolina (SC)
CLOVER, S.C. — A 54-year-old motorcycle rider died in a collision with a pickup truck, according to Fox 64 Charlotte. Police officers from York, as well as the South Carolina Highway Patrol, have yet to complete the final accident reconstruction report. However, the initial reports filed by officers who responded to the scene indicate that the collision between the pickup truck and the motorcycle happened at the intersection of Oakridge Road and Riddle Mill Road in Clover. The officers said that the pickup truck hit the motorcycle. The 54-year-old male from Rock Hill died at the scene. Authorities will perform autopsy and toxicology analysis. Officers have not issued any criminal charges or traffic summonses to this point. *
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) compiles and maintains traffic accident statistics for the state and issues annual reports. The most recent report accessible concerning traffic accidents is from 2017. The SCPDS indicated that 116 motorcycle riders died, and one other person died that year in motorcycle collisions. Additionally, 1,996 motorcycle riders sustained injuries in accidents in 2017. By comparison, 148 motorcycle riders were involved in fatal accidents during 2016.
Overall in 2017, South Carolina authorities reported 2,278 motorcycle accidents. Nearly two-thirds of the people involved in a motorcycle accident sustained an injury if they survived the crash. SCDPS reported that 1,996 people were hurt in 1,693 motorcycle accidents involving motorcycles. Approximately 460 motorcycle crashes involved property damage only.
Motorcycle accidents comprised a small number of vehicle crashes in 2017. The SCDPS reported that 141,174 total motor vehicle crashes in the state in 2017. The state suffered 989 total fatalities among all traffic accidents, and 158 people who died were classified as pedestrians. The mileage death rate for South Carolina in 2017 is 1.78 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. The mileage death rate is a metric that permits comparisons among states.
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