One Dead, One Injured in Lexington County After Car Turns in Front of Motorcycles

Author: Auger Law | October 21st, 2020

A Saturday morning crash on US 321 left one motorcyclist dead and another injured on October 10.

Authorities say the accident happened around 11:30 AM near the juncture with S.C. 34. A four-door Nissan made a left turn into the path of two motorcycles on US 321 while trying to exit a recycling center. The first biker, Paul Bryan Simmons II, 26, crashed into the Nissan. The second biker laid down his motorcycle to avoid hitting the Nissan.

Sadly, Simmons was ejected from his motorcycle in the crash and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The other biker was taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Unfortunately, these kinds of crashes where drivers turn into the path of motorcycles are not uncommon. Things like distracted driving and speeding often play a role. However, in many cases, motorists who turn in front of bikes say they simply didn’t see the motorcycle. “Look twice and save a life,” is a motto intended to help drivers remember to look twice for bikes and other small vehicles that may be missed.

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.

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