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Anderson County Motorcyclist Dies After Pickup Truck Turns In Front of Bike

An Anderson County, SC accident left one person dead after a pickup truck turned in front of a motorcycle on Wednesday, March 24.

Authorities with the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) say the crash occurred just after 5:30 p.m. on the South Carolina Highway 28 Bypass near Monitor Drive. Austin Neal Shirley, 50, of Anderson was riding west on a Harley Davidson. A pickup truck was turning out of a private drive to also head west, and it collided with the motorcycle. An eastward-moving Jeep also hit the motorcycle following the first collision.

Sadly, Shirley died at the scene.

Accidents like this are not uncommon. There can be many causes of car wrecks, but when a vehicle turns in front of a motorcycle, one of the most common reasons is that the driver just didn’t see the bike. Due to their small size, motorcycles are easy to miss. For this reason, motorists are encouraged to always “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.

Posted In: Carolina Accident News

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