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All Posts in Category: motorcycle accident


Motorcycle Accident on Highway 78

Posted by Mary Lightman on 29 Oct, 2015

download (8)A man has been charged for his role in a fatal accident that involved a car and a motorcycle on Highway 78 near Shipley Street.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Mua Tuala, 27, has been charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide. Tuala and a passenger were traveling on their motorcycle in the median of Highway 78 shortly before 7:45 a.m. A Honda CRV pulled out of a private residential driveway and struck the motorcycle.

The crash victim in the two-vehicle accident has been Ashleigh Spofford, 28, of Ladson. Spofford was a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced… Read More


Motorcyclist Fatality on SC-544

Posted by Mary Lightman on 22 Oct, 2015

download (26)A motorcyclist is dead after an accident early Sunday morning on SC-544 after being struck by another vehicle.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 2:25 a.m. The driver of a 1995 Acura was traveling west on SC-544 and attempted to travel left on US-17. The Harley was traveling east on 544, the Acura then attempted to make a left turn and then struck the motorcycle.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has identified the motorcyclist as Jonathon Kyle Martin, 32. Martin was transported to an area hospital, but later died as the result of … Read More


If you Ride, Wear a Helmet!

Posted by Mary Lightman on 24 Apr, 2015

310227_biker_12A two-vehicle crash on Highway 17 and Cypress Avenue this past weekend has left one person dead. Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said that the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:40 p.m. in Garden City when a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was travelling northbound on Highway 17 and 2006 Mercury that was turning on to the highway from Cypress Avenue failed to yield.  The motorcyclist was forced to lay down his motorcycle.

Officials with the SCHP said that the two vehicles did not make contact during the accident.

Neither the motorcyclist nor his passenger… Read More


How Does South Carolina Stack Up? -Road Safety

Posted by Gary Christmas on 11 Feb, 2015

The 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws has now been released. This report is prepared each year by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety in order to provide a summary of how well states have been doing with passing laws designed to increase safety on the roads. The laws that states have in place can make a big impact on how likely a crash is, and there are 15 recommended laws that the Advocates suggest every state adopt.

In the most recent edition of the report, the state of South Carolina received a “yellow” rating. The rating scale includes red, yellow and green. Red means that … Read More


Man Dies after Losing Control of Moped on Roadway

Posted by Mary Lightman on 15 Jun, 2014

Dbratland via Wikimedia Creative CommonsAccidents involving bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles are at a high this time of year.  Summertime brings two wheel vehicles out in mass numbers.  These bikes can be a lot of fun.  If you are riding this summer, practice safe riding.  This can make the difference of life and death if involved in an accident.

On Tuesday, a Greenville man lost control of his moped while on White House Road.  The crash caused blunt force trauma to the riders head and he died from his injuries shortly following the accident.

Unfortunately, accidents like this are becoming more common and could possibly be prevented… Read More


SC Considers Mandatory Helmet Law

Posted by Mary Lightman on 28 Jan, 2014

South Carolina legislators are considering making the mandatory use of motorcycle helmets the law within the state. Governor Nikki Haley is in agreement with lawmakers at the State House that the bill will save both lives and money.

Representatives at the State level, Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, Seth Whipper, D-North Charleston, and Carl Anderson, D-Georgetown, have co-sponsored and pre-filed a bill that would require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets in the state of South Carolina because of the growing number of motorcycle fatalities that have occurred in the state.

“This… Read More


Scooter Struck by Van in North Charleston

Posted by Mary Lightman on 14 Jan, 2014

Andrew OsterbergA man has been arrested for injuring a female pedestrian after striking her scooter with his van in North Charleston on Tuesday. According to law enforcement officials, police responded to the pedestrian accident that happened at the intersection of Remount Road and Saxon Street

North Charleston Police Department charged Juan Villaseca Mateos, 30, with driving under a suspended license, failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and failure to surrender a suspended tag. A police report states the pedestrian was operating a scooter-type vehicle when she was crossing the road and was… Read More


Two Serious Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina Within the Last Week

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 11 Apr, 2012

Motorcycle RacingIn yesterday’s Post and Courier, your Charleston personal injury attorneys came across a report detailing a tractor-trailer accident in North Charleston that killed a motorcyclist, and resulted in the arrest of the truck driver for reckless homicide. Police say the 47-year-old truck driver pulled out in front of the motorcyclist on Remount Road west of Virginia Avenue. The fatal accident was reported at about 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.

After the collision the 44-year-old motorcyclist was taken to Medical University Hospital in critical condition, but according to the CharlestonRead More


Three Month Investigation Returns Charges Against Operator Involved in a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 18 Aug, 2011

MotorcycleBack in May your Charleston spinal cord injury lawyers made mention of a fatal accident in which a young woman fell off the back of 2008 Honda motorcycle. When commenting on the accident it was noted that the attorneys at Howell and Christmas, LLC presumed the wrongful death was ruled an accident because State Troopers did not file any charges against the 34-year-old man operating the motorcycle. However, it was reported yesterday that after a three month investigation into the fatal motorcycle accident by the South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged the 34-year-old man from Hollywood, South… Read More


South Carolina Motorcycle Riders: Remember to wear a helmet

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 06 May, 2010

Charleston motorcycle accident attorneys want you to remember to wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle or riding a bike. Helmets may not be fashion forward but can make a life or death difference when stuck by a car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that a person driving a motorcycle without a helmet is 40 percent more likely to obtain a fatal head injury, opposed to motorcyclist wearing a helmet, and 15 percent more likely to incur a nonfatal head injury.

A 22-year-old man died Sunday, April 4th in McClellanville from injuries he received in a collision… Read More