A motorcyclist died in a tragic accident in Anderson County, SC, on Saturday, September 11.
Authorities say the crash happened around 8:30 PM, on Clemson Boulevard. Steven Edward Self, 65, of Anderson, was driving southeast on Clemson Blvd on his motorcycle. A 2017 Nissan made a left turn in front of the victim’s motorcycle, causing him to be ejected from the bike. Sadly, Self was later pronounced dead of multiple traumatic injuries from the crash.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for larger vehicles to turn in front of motorcycles. 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.
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.
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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.