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Tragic Motorcycle Crash Leaves Two Dead on 6th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

August 12, 2020

MYRTLE BEACH, SC- writes that two people lost their lives in a crash this week in Myrtle Beach. The incident involved a motorcycle that was involved in a wreck on 6th Avenue South near Highway 17. The victims included a 30-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman who were both from the Myrtle Beach area.*

Reports indicate that responders transported both of the individuals to the hospital where they died a short while after the incident.

The authorities did not indicate the cause of the tragic crash. 

Motorcycle deaths dropped in 2018 by five percent and appear to have declined again in 2019 based on the early estimates for last year. While these fatalities are dropping, motorcycle crashes still kill thousands of people every year. 

In 2018, even after the decline in deaths, 4,985 people were killed in motorcycle wrecks. Nearly 5,000 dead hardly seems like a success, and motorcyclists account for a disproportionately high number of all traffic fatalities. While only three percent of the registered vehicles in the country are motorcycles, motorcyclists account for fourteen percent of deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the risk of dying in a motorcycle collision is 28 times higher than the chances of being killed as an occupant in a car. 

Part of the issue is simply that motorcycles are more challenging to operate as they require balance and coordination that is not needed for a person driving a car. 

Another danger facing motorcyclists, though, is the fact that they are often not noticed by individuals driving other vehicles. This makes the crash risk more significant as drivers may cut into their path.

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