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Tragic Motorcycle Accident on Highway 501

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 20, 2014 in Motorcycle Accidents

In another tragic motorcycle accident on Highway 501, a rider was fatally injured. The motorcycle rider hit the center of the raised median on Friday night and flipped his bike.

The motorcycle accident occurred two miles south of the Waccamaw River Bridge around Academy Driver.

A firefighter with the Conway Fire Department, reported that several injuries occurred and that the motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital for treatment.

At this time, there is no additional information about whether substance abuse or intoxication were factors in the accident. The victims name has not been released and the investigation establishing the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Motorcycles Are Dangerous

South Carolinas Department of Public Safety reviews the two most important factors in staying alive while riding a motorcycle.[1]

  • Wear a helmet
    • Nearly 70 percent of motorcycle riders who died in 2010, the latest year for which data is available, were not wearing a helmet.
  • Drive sober
    • Nearly 40 percent of motorcycle riders involved in fatal accidents were intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level beyond the legal limit .08.

South Carolina motorcycle riders would be well advised to always wear their protective gear and ride only while they are sober.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys of South Carolina at 1(888)821-0247 or send us an email using our Free Case Evaluation form.

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