One Dead Following Tragic Crash on Jolly Wingo Road in Anderson County, South Carolina (SC)
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- 1063word.radio.com writes that a fatal crash occurred on Jolly Wingo Road in Anderson County. The motorcyclist involved in the collision was rushed to the hospital via airlift after being ejected. Updated reports indicate that the victim died from his or her injuries while in the hospital.*
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users and are far more likely to die in crashes than are people in other types of vehicles. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), older riders are more likely to suffer severe injuries than are younger motorcyclists. A study recently indicated that the reason for this is likely a combination of factors. Older riders may not see or react as well as do younger individuals. Elderly people also tend to be frailer, and therefore more likely to sustain injuries. Another issue is that older motorcyclists choose larger motorcycles, and those bikes are more inclined to roll than are smaller motorcycles.
Alcohol is another issue that often impacts motorcyclists. One study indicated that motorcyclists who are under the influence of alcohol are also less likely to use helmets. These riders are clearly at a greater risk than sober helmeted riders. Speeding is also involved in many motorcycle wrecks.
The III recommends that motorcyclists always use helmets as they are effective at cutting down the risks of severe harm as well as fatal injuries. Training courses also help to make motorcyclists safer on the road as they improve the rider's skill set and provide information about ways to stay safe on the road. In some locations, insurers offer motorcyclists discounted rates if they complete such a course. Purchasing a bike with antilock brakes is also a wise choice as this feature helps motorcyclists avoid being in collisions.
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