A 33-year-old Berkeley resident was killed last Sunday night in a horrible motorcycle accident involving another vehicle.

According to the Berkeley County Coroner’s report, the accident occurred near Highway 17A, right across from Mountain Pine Road. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department says that a jeep was making a left turn, when the motorcycle crashed into the vehicle. The victim was apparently not wearing a helmet, which added to the impact during the collision. The driver of the Jeep, however, was reported to have no injuries.

Currently, the case has been handed over to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, where they are investigating this deadly crash.

Safety is key and must always come first when travelling the roads. Specifically, where a motorcycle is involved, one must be extra cautious, as a motorcycle accident usually ends in fatality. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are a few helpful tips to ensure motorcycle safety:
  • Watch the no-zones, large blind spots on either side of trucks.
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Drive to survive, keeping aware of everything on the road. Remember that all rules of the road apply to bikes as well as automobiles.
  • Inspect your bike and any protective gear before each ride.
  • Watch your speed. Motorcycles accelerate faster than any other vehicles and trucks and buses the slowest.

If, however, you or a loved one find yourself involved in a motorcycle collision of any sort, please contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower. We understand that claim is very important, and are ready, willing, and able to hear your case. Please contact us at www.rjrlaw.com, or call us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.