South Carolina Motorcycle Riders: Remember To Wear A Helmet

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 involving his motorcycle and a pick up truck. The accident was near the intersection of River Road and U.S. Highway 17 around 5 p.m. The motorcyclist crashed his bike into the back of the pick up truck and was not wearing a helmet Lt. Martin Fields of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The pick up truck driver was taken to the hospital but was later released after being treated for minor injuries. The motorcyclist, who’s name has not been released yet because authorities have not been able to contact family members, was from Surfside Beach and was pronounced dead a the scene of the accident.

Source: The Post and Courier- “Motorcyclist dies after hitting truck.” April 5, 2010.

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