A cyclist sustained fatal injuries after a car hit the victim on Wednesday afternoon. Around 2 pm, the bicycle accident occurred in Colleton County, South Carolina, when a 75-year-old man struck the cyclist who succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the accident. The driver escaped the crash without any personal injuries.
Due to the open nature of a bicycle, cyclists have little to no protection from the elements or other vehicles. An individual riding a bike is at-risk for incurring many types of injuries as well as a fatality. Oftentimes, motorists fail to use caution around the riders or may be oblivious to their presence, which contributes to the danger cyclists face.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, our Columbia personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight for you. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in the towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.