Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Columbia Claims Rider’s LifeA fatal motorcycle accident in West Columbia, South Carolina claimed the life of the rider. Just before 6am, on Friday morning, the crash occurred on Charleston Highway after a tractor-trailer struck the motorcycle and fatally injured the rider. No information was available regarding the condition of the tractor-trailer driver.

Although motorcycle riders enjoy riding in the open air and may favor using a bike rather than an enclosed vehicle, they may be more vulnerable when a crash like a fatal motorcycle accident occurs. Due to the limited amount of safety features featured on a motorcycle, riders may incur various injuries ranging in severity as well as potential fatalities. Also, drivers of larger vehicles may fail to use caution around a motorcycle rider or may be unaware of the rider’s presence on the road until it is too late.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our Columbia personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will dedicate their time and effort to your case. 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 towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.