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One Killed in Tragic Traffic Accident on Highway 441 in Sumpter County, South Carolina (SC)

October 21, 2020

SUMPTER COUNTY, SC- writes that a crash took the life of one person this week on SC Highway 441 in Sumpter County, South Carolina.*

The collision occurred at the highway's intersection with Oakland Drive in the evening. The victim was traveling on a 2020 Harley-Davidson in the northbound lanes at the time of the incident.

Motorcyclists face many risks on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration writes that in 2018, nearly 5,000 people died in motorcycle crashes in the United States. Although those numbers represent a five percent drop as compared to the prior year. Motorcyclists are still at a far higher risk of suffering fatal injuries than are people who are in passenger vehicles. Of course, the lack of safety features available to motorcyclists makes these vehicles less able to protect riders in the event of a collision. 

Helmets are one good way that motorcyclists can lower their chances of being killed in a crash. Safety advocates also recommend that motorcyclists wear bright-colored clothing or reflective gear as part of an effort to lower the chances of other motorists on the road failing to notice the smaller vehicles and their riders. Many safety advocates who offer advice about motorcycle safety gear those recommendations towards motorcyclists. However, motorcyclists are at the mercy of people operating other larger vehicles on the road. 

Distracted and other irresponsible drivers often cause crashes that can lead to fatal injuries for motorcyclists. It is vital that everyone on the road remain alert and keep an eye out for other motorists, especially smaller vehicles and vulnerable road users. Drivers frequently cause crashes with motorcyclists at intersections when the drivers in the larger cars are attempting to make left-hand turns. Left turns, in general, are dangerous, but when motorcycles are involved, the consequences are more likely to be tragic. 

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