A deadly crash in Horry County, SC on January 12 left a motorcycle rider dead and two drivers injured.
Authorities say the wreck happened around 6:15 PM along Highway 544 near Glenmere Drive. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Harley-Davidson was moving east on the highway when a Subaru heading west tried to make a left-hand turn onto Glenmere Drive. Unfortunately this brought the Subaru into the motorcycle’s path, and the two vehicles collided.
33-year-old Kathryn Leddy of Surfside Beach was a passenger on the motorcycle. During the crash, she was ejected from the bike. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead from her injuries. The motorcycle’s driver and the Subaru’s driver were both taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Unfortunately, these kinds of crashes are not uncommon. There can be many causes for an accident, but drivers who turn in front of motorcycles frequently say that they simply didn’t see the bike. Due to their relative size, motorcycles can be easy to miss. Motorists are encouraged to “look twice and save a life” when preparing to make a turn.
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.