Motorcyclist Dies in Anderson County, SC Crash After SUV Fails to Yield Right of Way

Author: Auger Law | April 23rd, 2021

A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV in Anderson County, SC, left one person dead on Thursday, April 22.

Officials say the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on SC 187, near Arnold Road.  A motorcycle driven by Larry James Shaw, 52, of Anderson, was moving south on SC 187. At the same time, an SUV heading north failed to yield right of way while trying to turn left onto Arnold Road. This caused the motorcycle to strike the SUV, and Shaw was ejected in the crash.

Sadly, Shaw was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Unfortunately, fatal motorcycle wrecks are not uncommon. In 2017, there were 2,278 accidents involving motorcycles in South Carolina, leading to 117 deaths. Frequently, drivers who turn in front of motorcycles say they just didn’t see the bike due to its relatively small size. For this reason, drivers are encouraged to always “look twice and save a life.”

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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