Colleton Co., SC – Motorcycle Crash on Highway 17A Takes One Life

Colleton Co., SC – Motorcycle Crash on Highway 17A Takes One Life

Colleton Co., SC (March 12, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Colton County on Saturday afternoon claimed one person’s life. The incident took place at approximately 2:45 p.m. on March 9.

Reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol show that a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle occupied by two people was traveling northbound on Highway 17A. For reasons unknown, it collided with the southbound 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The driver of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries and was immediately pronounced deceased while at the scene. The passenger was injured and transported to an area hospital. The driver and passenger in the Chevrolet were also injured and transported to area hospitals for medical care. The incident is being investigated.

We hope the injured victims recover quickly following this crash.

We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

Colleton Co., SC – Motorcycle Crash on Highway 17A Takes One LifeFatal accidents claim the lives of over 1700 individuals in South Carolina annually. Unfortunately, a considerable number of these tragic collisions in our state are avoidable. Lives are needlessly lost due to the recklessness and negligence of drivers. Key factors contributing to fatal collisions across our state include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Fatigue
  • Dark road conditions

The impact of losing a loved one extends beyond emotional pain, often leading to devastating financial consequences for families. In the aftermath of such a loss, families can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to recover various damages, including:

  • Loss of the deceased’s future earnings
  • Medical expenses related to the deceased’s final injury
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before death
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Loss of financial support

For the best chance at justice following the loss of a loved one in a fatal collision, your family must consult a wrongful death lawyer in South Carolina. An attorney can assist in pursuing compensation against the responsible party, offering aggressive representation and handling negotiations, communication with the insurance company, and more. Seeking legal guidance immediately is in your family’s best interest.

Losing a loved one in a car accident is an indescribable tragedy, and at Ted Greve & Associates, P.A., we empathize with the emotional and financial toll it places on families. With over 20 years of experience in handling wrongful death cases, our dedicated legal team is committed to fighting for justice. We provide personalized and compassionate support while tirelessly advocating for your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our dedicated legal team at Ted Greve & Associates by calling (800) 693-7833 for a free consultation if you have lost a loved one in a car accident. Allow us to ease your burden so you can focus on healing and moving forward.