A motorcyclist in Greer, SC, is dead after a minivan turned in front of the bike on Thursday, September 23.
Authorities report that the accident happened around 6 PM. An initial investigation showed that the motorcyclist was moving north on East Wade Hampton Boulevard when a minivan attempted to cross the same road. This caused the motorcyclist, 23-year-old Danny Eugene Hiers III of Greenville, to hit the front driver’s side of the minivan. Sadly, Hiers was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
Lt. Patrick Fortenberry of the Greer Police Department says charges are pending as they continue to investigate the crash.
Unfortunately, larger vehicles turning in front of motorcycles is a common cause of crashes. Due to their smaller size, bikes are harder to see. Other factors like distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and failing to obey traffic signs or laws, may also contribute to these accidents. However, many times they happen when the driver of the larger vehicle was otherwise following the rules of the road—until they pulled out in front of the motorcycle. In these cases, most drivers who turn in front of motorcycles say they just didn’t see the bike. Motorists are encouraged to “look twice and save a life” to reduce this risk.
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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.