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Columbia, SC Crash Leaves One Dead After Truck Turns In Front of Motorcycle

A motorcycle and truck collision in Columbia, SC left one man dead and a passenger injured after a truck turned in front of the bike on Monday, July 12.

Authorities say the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 378/Garners Ferry Road and Lower Richland Boulevard around 2:15 p.m.  A truck was attempting to turn left onto Lower Richland Boulevard when the driver failed to yield, causing the motorcycle to hit the truck. Sadly, the motorcycle’s driver, 42-year-old Anthony H. Burks of Cayce, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger on the motorcycle was also injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Unfortunately, this kind of accident is not uncommon. There can be many factors contributing to collisions, such as tired or distracted driving, speeding, failing to obey traffic signs, or driving under the influence. However, in many accidents where larger vehicles turn in front of motorcycles, the driver reports that they simply didn’t see the bike. This is due to a motorcycle’s relative size, making them easy to miss. For this reason, drivers are advised to “look twice and save a life” before turning, so they have a second chance to see smaller vehicles like motorcycles.

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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