There have been multiple fatal motorcycle collisions across South Carolina in the past month, including single-motorcycle crashes and multiple-vehicle collisions that may have been caused by negligent drivers.

Look twice, save a life – a moment’s inattention can cost the life of a motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian on the highway.

If you are riding, be safe out there and call us if you need us.

Motorcycle Collision in Walterboro, SC

A motorcyclist was seriously injured on Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) near Oakman Branch Road in Walterboro, SC, when he hit a pickup truck in a near-head-on collision while passing another vehicle:

An adult male was critically injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in the 11000 block of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) near Oakman Branch Road, Wednesday afternoon 08-March at 14:27. Witnesses advised the northbound motorcycle was passing another vehicle when it struck the pickup truck nearly head-on. The truck driver drove off of the road to avoid the collision, but the motorcycle sideswiped the truck. The bike then lost control and slid across both lanes of the highway. The motorcyclist suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a near amputation of one leg. An off-duty Doctor was walking her dog and witnessed the collision. She ran to the man’s aid and began treating his many injuries. The Doctor applied a tourniquet to his leg to control the bleeding, which contributed to saving his life.  She remained with him until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived and continued to assist until he was transported from the scene. A second Fire-Rescue ambulance was assigned to the incident to treat the driver of the pickup truck. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and did not require ambulance transportation to the hospital. Crews stabilized the motorcycle driver at the scene, then transported him emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 26 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Additional Firefighter-Paramedics assisted with his care enroute to Trident. No medical helicopters were immediately available. Augusta Hwy in the area of the accident was closed for about 1-1/2 hours while the SC Highway Patrol investigated the collision.

Father and Daughter Killed in Berkeley County Motorcycle Crash

A father and daughter were killed in a Berkeley County motorcycle crash near Summerville, SC, last month:

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) – A father and daughter killed in a weekend motorcycle crash have been identified by the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office.

Roger Austin, 44, from Ridgeville and his daughter, 18-year-old Avery Austin, from Summerville, were pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night, Coroner Darnell Hartwell said.

Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash occurred on Cypress Campground Road near US 176, approximately four miles north of Summerville.

Two occupants of a 2008 Honda motorcycle were traveling east on Cypress Campground Road at approximately 8:49 p.m. when they went off the road to the left and struck several trees, spilling off the roadway.

Both occupants died at the scene.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Oconee County Near Walhalla, SC

A 70-year-old motorcyclist was killed after crashing on South Carolina Highway 11 near the intersection of Whitewater Falls Road, around 10 miles north of Walhalla:


South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died after a crash in Oconee County.

It happened just after 9 p.m. Friday on South Carolina Highway 11 near the intersection of Whitewater Falls Road, around 10 miles north of Walhalla.

According to the coroner, 70-year-old James Reid died.

Highway patrol says Reid was traveling south on a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle, drove off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned.

Motorcycle Fatality in Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg County, SC

A motorcyclist was killed after a collision with a car on U.S. Hwy 221 N. near the intersection of Peach Valley Drive in Cherokee Springs, in Spartanburg County, SC:

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office says a man is now dead after he crashed into a vehicle while driving a motorcycle.

The Coroner’s Office says they were called to U.S. Hwy 221 N. near the intersection of Peach Valley Drive in Cherokee Springs Saturday evening.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says a Subaru Forester was driving North down Hwy 221 when they attempted to turn left onto Peach Valley Rd.

The motorcycle driver was driving South on 221 and struck the Subaru.

Troopers say the driver of the Subaru was injured and was transported by EMS to the hospital.

Troopers say there were four more passengers in the Subaru that were uninjured.

Upon arrival – officials say they observed a man who died after crashing a motorcycle into a vehicle.

The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 22-year-old Karl Moore II and pronounced him dead at 8:05 p.m.

Although the crashes above appear to have been caused by the motorcyclists, there is not enough information in the media report to say what caused this Spartanburg County crash. If the crash was the Subaru driver’s fault, their insurance will be responsible for the motorcyclist’s wrongful death.

If the motorcyclist was liable for the crash, however, his insurance will be responsible for the Subaru driver’s damages…

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Greenville, SC

There was another fatal motorcycle collision in Greenville, SC, this month on East North Street near Mitchell Road:


A motorcyclist is dead following a crash Tuesday night, according to Greenville County Senior Deputy Coroner Jennifer Cason.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. at East North Street near Mitchell Road, according to Master Trooper Gary Miller with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to Miller, a Ford F-150 was traveling west on East North Street and a BMW motorcycle was traveling east.

The pickup truck was attempting to turn left onto Mitchell Road when it was struck by the motorcycle.

The driver and passenger in the truck were not injured, Miller said.

The coroner has identified the victim as 25-year-old Ryan Emery Stuber.

Stuber was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the collision, Cason said.

As with the crash in Spartanburg County, there is insufficient information in the media report to determine who was at fault – if the pickup truck driver was negligent for making a left turn without keeping a proper lookout, however, they will be responsible for the motorcyclist’s wrongful death damages.

Motorcycle Crash Lawyers in Charleston, SC, Greenville, Walhalla, and Walterboro, SC

The motorcycle crash lawyers at the Boles Law Firm can help you investigate your crash, gather the evidence you will need in court, negotiate with the insurance companies, and recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your injuries under the facts of your case and SC law.

Call us at 843-576-5775 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation at our North Charleston, Walterboro, Greenville, or Walhalla offices, or send us a message through our website.

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