A Horry County, SC accident sadly left one motorcycle rider dead after his bike collided with a box truck on Wednesday, July 15.
Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say the accident happened around 12:45 a.m. on W. Bear Grass Road. Brian Cordera, 23, was riding a Honda motorcycle down Bear Grass Road when a box truck pulled out of a private driveway in front of him, in an attempt to cross the road. Unfortunately, Cordera couldn’t stop in time to avoid crashing into the unexpected truck. Despite the fact that he was wearing a helmet, he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The box truck driver was uninjured.
Sadly motorcycle accidents are the cause of about 7.7 percent of all traffic fatalities in South Carolina. About three-quarters of motorcycle crashes in the state involve a collision with a larger vehicle, often a passenger car. Box trucks and other commercial vehicles can be especially deadly when striking a motorcycle, due to their large size and weight. Although issues like speeding and intoxication can be factors in motorcycle crashes, many drivers who strike motorcyclists simply didn’t see them due to their relative size. Drivers are encouraged to “look twice and save a life.”
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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.