20-Year-Old Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Accident After Car Turns In Front of Motorcycle

Author: Auger Law | February 22nd, 2021

A Horry County resident has died following a tragic crash where a car turned in front of his motorcycle near the 4000 block of Holmestown Road.

Officials say the accident happened around 12:15 PM on January 30. A motorcycle driven by Timothy Hurney, 20, was moving east on Holmestown Road. A Passat attempted to turn onto Holmestown from Edenborough Drive and crossed the bike’s path. Hurney was unable to stop in time and hit the driver’s side of the car. Although he was wearing a helmet, Hurney was seriously hurt and sadly died of his injuries.

The Passat’s driver was taken to the hospital with injuries.

A statement from Horry County Fire Rescue said Hurney had been a volunteer with the department since last November and was working at Station 20.

“Please keep his fire/rescue brothers and sisters, friends, and family in your thoughts during this difficult time,” the statement said.

Unfortunately, accidents, where cars turn in front of motorcycles, are not uncommon. Drivers of passenger vehicles that collide with bikes frequently say they simply didn’t see the motorcycle. Because of their relative size, bikes can be harder to see than larger vehicles. For this reason, motorists are encouraged to “Look twice and save a life” before turning.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

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