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Motorcyclists are more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents

Its no secret that motorcycles are more dangerous than most vehicles. Those traveling on motorcycles are totally exposed to the elements and are less protected. South Carolina helmet laws say that motorcyclists over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet, so this can mean even less protection in the event of an accident. Out of all motor vehicle accidents, those involving motorcycles are most likely to be fatal.

A recent accident involving a car and a motorcycle in Indian Land resulted in the death of one man. The crash happened during the morning hours on S.C. 160. According to reports, a Toyota sedan attempted to make a left turn and pulled in front of a motorcyclist.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said that as the car and motorcycle collided the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike. He was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, the man died from his injuries, reports say. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured, according to authorities.

Every year, hundreds of people are killed or injured on motorcycles in South Carolina. Motorcycles are often operated in the midst of heavy traffic, which only makes them more dangerous. According to recent statistics, motorcyclists are up to 27 times more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than those in passenger vehicles. South Carolina residents who have lost a loved one in this type of accident could benefit by seeking the services of a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in compensation to cover end-of-life expenses and other financial needs.

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