In just the past two weeks, there have been fatal motorcycle crashes across the state of South Carolina, including:
- Single-vehicle motorcycle crashes,
- Multi-vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle,
- A car making a left turn in front of a motorcycle, and
- A motorcyclist who was killed after a police chase.
In some of these cases, the crash victim’s family will have a claim for wrongful death against the at-fault drivers. In other cases, there may be a claim against the motorcyclist’s own insurance or no liability, depending on the circumstances.
If your family member has been killed in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else’s carelessness, call an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer now so they can begin their investigation and begin working to get full and fair compensation for your family.
Look twice, save a life – a moment’s distraction is negligence that may cost another person their life.
If you are riding, be safe out there and call us if you need us.
Motorcycle Crash in Beaufort, SC
A motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Highway 278 and Buckwalter Parkway in Beaufort County after a collision involving three other vehicles:
BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday night crash that killed a motorcyclist.
The crash happened at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 278 and Buckwalter Parkway, Lance Cpl. Nick Pye said.
Investigators say a 2020 four-door Toyota traveling east on Highway 278 struck a 2019 Mercedes utility vehicle and a 2000 Honda motorcycle. That crash caused the motorcycle to collide with a 2020 Chevrolet utility vehicle, Pye said.
The motorcycle driver died from injuries in that crash, Pye said. The drivers of the Mercedes and the Toyota were taken to area hospitals.
Oconee County Motorcycle Police Chase and Crash
A 20-year-old was killed in a motorcycle crash after reportedly fleeing from police in Oconee County, SC:
OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A 20-year-old died in a motorcycle crash early Tuesday morning in Oconee County after reportedly speeding away from two attempted traffic stops, investigators said.
According to the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on East Main Street near South Hampton Street in Westminster.
The motorcyclist, identified by the coroner as 20-year-old Nevan Matthew Hopkins, died from his injuries at the scene.
Investigators said South Carolina Highway Patrol attempted to stop the motorcycle for speeding along Sandifer Boulevard but when the motorcycle sped away, the trooper terminated the stop.
An Oconee County deputy also attempted to stop the motorcycle after the trooper had canceled his stop, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
After the deputy lost sight of the motorcycle, the 1st sergeant on patrol told the deputy to cancel any attempts to catch up to the motorcycle due to the high rate of speed, the sheriff’s office said.
The deputy slowed down and continued into Westminster where he was flagged down by a man who said that a motorcycle had crashed near Hampton Street.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Spartanburg, SC
Another motorcyclist was killed in Spartanburg County, SC when they collided with a car that was making a left turn:
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. —
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office has identified a motorcyclist following a crash in Cowpens.
Rusty Clevenger with SCCO has identified the victim as Ricky Lee Cromer, 64, of Cowpens. According to Clevenger, Cromer died around 8:10 p.m.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said it happened just after 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 on Battleground Road near Carter Road.
According to officials, a car was traveling west, and a motorcycle was traveling east.
The car attempted to turn left, and it collided with the motorcycle, troopers said.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said the motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital, where they later died.
Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting Tree in Road in Anderson County, SC
A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a fallen tree on the road in Cowpens, SC:
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. —
A motorcyclist died late Wednesday night in Anderson County, South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. on Highway 178 near Highway 88.
The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle hit a tree lying across the highway and died at the scene.
The name of the victim has not been released.
Fatal Single-Motorcycle Crash in Laurens, SC
A motorcyclist was killed after a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 252 near Cane Road in Laurens, South Carolina:
LAURENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one person is dead following a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle Sunday morning.
According to Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Highway 252 near Cane Road at around 12:05 a.m.
Troopers said a motorcyclist was traveling north on Highway 252 then traveled off the roadway to the left, hitting a ditch and culvert. The motorcyclist then overturned the bike in the roadway, troopers said.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Laurens County Coroner identified the victim as 38-year-old Timothy Staton.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash in North Charleston
A motorcyclist was killed after a crash with an SUV in North Charleston, SC:
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A motorcyclist died Monday morning after a crash with an SUV in North Charleston, according to the city’s police department.
North Charleston police responded to the intersection of Highway 78 and Old University Boulevard shortly before 6:30 a.m. for reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV.
According to NCPD, EMS arrived and transported the person who was on the motorcycle to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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.