Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on US 321 in Fairfield County, South Carolina (SC)

October 18, 2020

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC- writes that a motorcyclist died in a crash this week on US 321 in the late morning. The incident involved a 1996 Kawasaki Motorcycle, a 2005 Kawasaki Motorcycle, and a Nissan.*

According to reports, the two motorcycles were traveling south on the highway when the Nissan tried to turn left onto the roadway. The rider on the 1996 motorcycle collided with the driver’s side of the car, causing the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike. The other motorcyclist attempted to avoid striking the Nissan and ended up laying his bike down. Responders declared the man riding the 1996 motorcycle dead at the crash scene. The other rider sustained severe injuries and is receiving treatment at the Lexington Medical Center. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Motorcycle crashes are frequently caused by drivers in larger cars. Drivers tend to overlook these smaller vehicles, which can often lead to deadly consequences. Cars making left turns tend to be one of the most dangerous situations for motorcyclists. Making a left turn is challenging enough because it requires that drivers look out for oncoming cars and attempt to accurately estimate the speed and distance of those vehicles. Such turns lead to a high number of crashes on the road, even without factoring in the risks of smaller vehicles being overlooked. 

There is even evidence that suggests drivers would be better off avoiding left turns altogether. When it comes to motorcycles, drivers are even less likely to see them and more likely to cut into their paths. The results of a crash involving a motorcycle are often more severe as well. These road users lack many protective features available to people in cars, which means that more serious injuries are likely even at modest speeds. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or a family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at


Category: Accident News

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.