A man from Union County was killed after the Four-wheeler he was riding on collided with a deer on a rural back road.

According to the  South Carolina Highway Patrol the victim of the accident was only 38-years-old at the time of injury. He was on a dirt road near his home, when a deer sprung out from the woods and ran straight into his All Terrain Vehicle.

The troopers sadly reported that the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was moreover thrown off the four-wheeler, causing serious and life-threatening injuries.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was unfortunately pronounced dead after just a few short hours.

Four-wheelers can be extremely dangerous vehicle, especially when someone is not wearing a helmet. In fact, pursuant to state law, a person must be the age of 16 or older, and have a current driver’s license in order to operate one of these vehicles.

If you, or someone you know has been seriously injured, or wrongfully killed by an ATV, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999.