An accident on Friday afternoon, October 30, involved multiple cars and a motorcycle, leading to the tragic death of the biker.
Officials say the wreck happened around 1 PM, on Highway 41 in unincorporated Mount Pleasant. One vehicle moving westbound on Highway 41 hit a stopped vehicle in the same lane. Unfortunately, the impact forced the stopped vehicle to hit yet another vehicle and travel into the opposing lane, where it collided with an eastbound traveling motorcycle. Sadly, the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Unfortunately, multi-vehicle accidents can happen for many reasons. Stopping in the road is not ideal, but sometimes it’s unavoidable—for example, a mechanical failure or flat tire can leave you stranded wherever you happen to be. If this occurs, you should immediately put on your flashers to warn other drivers of your difficulties.
However, it’s also important to maintain a safe following distance, so if the vehicle in front of your stops abruptly for any reason, you can stop in time.
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 loss.
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.