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Motorcyclist Dies After Vehicle Turns In Front of Bike in Spartanburg, SC

A tragic crash between a motorcycle and a Chevrolet sedan left one person dead on Friday, October 22.

Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) say the crash happened around 10:40 AM at the intersection of Hwy. 221 and Battleground Rd. A motorcyclist was riding north on US 221, and a 2009 Chevrolet sedan was turning left from Battleground Road onto US 221. This caused the motorcycle to hit the sedan. 

Sadly, the motorcyclist, 25-year-old Ronnie Leigh Cannon, was ejected from the bike and seriously injured. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Unfortunately, this is a common outcome for accidents between passenger vehicles and motorcycles. Due to their relative size, passenger vehicles like sedans can do a lot more damage to a motorcycle—and its driver—than the other way around.

It’s also not unusual for drivers to turn in front of a bike, for the same reason—the smaller vehicles are just 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.

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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