William Andrew Cheek, 32, sadly died in a tragic accident with a semi-truck on June 4, just south of Seneca, SC.
Authorities say Cheek was riding his motorcycle on Tokeena Road Thursday afternoon. The driver of a semi-truck going the other way swerved to avoid hitting a stopped car and instead crashed head-on into Cheek’s motorcycle. Cheek was taken to a local medical center, where he later died of his injuries.
The truck driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions.
Motorcycle crashes are very often deadly, as motorcycle riders are about 25 percent more likely to die in an accident than people riding in other vehicles. Meanwhile, heavy trucks like semis are involved in about 6.5 percent of all fatal accidents in the state. Because of their size and weight, it can be very hard to stop a large truck to avoid a collision, especially if the driver is going too fast.
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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.