A motorcycle ride ended in tragedy for a biker in Lugoff, SC, on Tuesday, August 11.
Officials say Steven Slaughter, 67, was riding on Ridgeway Road in Kershaw County around 12:30 PM that day. The crash occurred at the intersection of S.C. 34 (Ridgeway Road) and Wildwood Lane, according to Master Trooper David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. A 2008 Honda SUV was moving in the opposite direction of the bike and tried to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle. Slaughter was thrown from his bike during the collision.
Officials say Slaughter was wearing a helmet when the crash happened. Unfortunately, he was still critically injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Sadly, Slaughter is one of 62 motorcyclists killed on South Carolina roads already this year. It can be difficult to see motorcycles due to their small size. Many drivers involved in collisions with motorcycles were obeying other traffic laws, but report that they simply didn’t see the bike. For this reason, motorists are encouraged to “look twice and save a life” before making turns.
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