Personal injury lawyers are always on high alert during the summer months in Myrtle Beach due to the increase in motorcycle traffic. According to the WMBF News, a fatal accident occurred on U.S. 17 Bypass near 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Myrtle Beach Police Department has confirmed that one male who was on a motorcycle has been killed as a result of the accident. There is no indication as to whether he was wearing a helmet. A woman, accompanying the man on the motorcycle, was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and was reported to be in critical condition. Police state that the motorcycle was heading north and lost control. It crossed the median and hit an SUV traveling south. Passengers in the SUV were also taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. It is unclear as to the state of their conditions.
U.S. 17 Bypass is a dangerous road. Drivers have to be especially cautious on this highway because accidents occur on a daily basis. Here are just a few examples of the catastrophes that have occurred on this highway:
October 2, 2013: runner hit by car while running near her home on U.S. 17 Bypass. Her pelvis, wrist, and several bones in her back were broken. She is currently at Grand Strand Regional Hospital in serious condition.
March 31, 2013: pedestrian killed by hit-and-run vehicle on U.S. 17 Bypass. He died of internal injuries from the accident.
September 10, 2012: woman died in a two car accident on U.S. 17 Bypass. She was attempting to cross the highway in her vehicle and was struck by an oncoming motorist. Both drivers were taken to the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
April 2, 2012: two car accident on U.S. 17 Bypass. Several people injured and taken to Grand Strand Regional Hospital.
May 24, 2011: man died from head trauma following a motorcycle accident on U.S. 17 Bypass. The at-fault driver failed to yield the right of way to the man.
February 28, 2010: SUV was flipped onto the driver’s side and man in vehicle was seriously injured on U.S. 17 Bypass. He was transported by helicopter to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
It only takes one negligent driver for horrible consequences to result. At times, it is not the act of a negligent driver but a defective product that causes an accident. Our personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are aware of the dangers on these highways. Unfortunately, these types of accidents occur quite frequently. The last thing a victim or family member should be concerned with is how to cover the costs of their loved one’s medical expenses or worse, funeral arrangements. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers can assist you through every step of this process. We can help you recover for your or your loved one’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitative costs, and any other expenses associated with the incident. No amount of money will take away the pain or bring your loved one back, but the process will often bring some type of closure and hold the accountable party responsible for their negligence. Here at The Mace Firm, we are advocates for victims and seek to provide them the best representation possible.
If you are considering filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact one of our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-94-TRIAL. You may also contact us online. Visit our website for more information on wrongful death claims or car accident claims.