A motorcycle ride sadly ended in tragedy for an Elgin, SC, couple on Thursday, July 2.
Authorities say Ned Wymer, 72, and Barbara Wymer, 71, were riding the motorcycle on Highway 1 South near Longtown Road in Lugoff, around 9 AM. A car crashed into their motorcycle from the rear, and both Wymers were thrown from the bike. Severely injured, they were rushed to local hospitals, where unfortunately they both later died.
The car’s driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sadly, many other people have died in rear-end accidents on South Carolina’s roads. Common causes of rear-end crashes include speeding, distracted driving (such as texting or looking at a phone), road rage, fatigued driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Drivers should also pay attention and maintain a safe following distance.
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 loss.
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.