A fatal motorcycle crash happened on Hester Store Road in Pickens County, SC, on Saturday, February 20.
Authorities say that Jonathan Paul Gilmer, 47, was driving a 2001 Honda motorcycle west on Hester Store Road when a woman driving a 1997 Ford pickup truck attempted to cross the road in front of him. The pickup hit the bike, and Gilmer was ejected from the motorcycle. Sadly, he was severely injured and died at the scene.
Unfortunately, this sort of situation is common with motorcycle accidents. Because of their relatively small size, motorcycles can be harder to see than larger vehicles. Although factors like speed, failure to obey traffic laws, impaired driving, or distracted driving can sometimes be factors, in many cases, drivers who collide with motorcycles say they simply didn’t see the bike. For this reason, motorists are encouraged to “look twice and save a life” before turning or crossing an intersection.
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.