The last entry posted by your Charleston accident lawyers discussed the outcome of a three month long investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident in which a young woman fell off the back of the bike. It was determined by authorities that the male operator of the vehicle was at fault in the accident and now faces serious criminal charges. Sadly, today's post also concerns a fatal motorcycle accident on Interstate-26. The collision occurred at the beginning of this week in the Columbia area in the eastbound lanes between Interstate-126 and U.S. 378, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The South's oldest daily newspaper, the Post and Courier, reports that a 28-year-old man from Cayce (near West Columbia) struck a horse trailer being hauled by a Chevy sport utility vehicle (SUV). Fortunately, the 67-year-old driver of the SUV was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and was uninjured in the collision. The crash caused both the motorcycle and the trailer to catch fire. Reports note that the motorcyclist was killed in the accident, but does not mention whether the cause of death was due to burn injuries suffered in the blaze, nor does the Post and Courier's report disclose if the 28-year-old was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
While your experienced personal injury lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC have posted blog posts in the past involving dog bite injuries, it is a first for the South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog to note an accident involving horses. Although the driver of the SUV hauling the horse trailer was able to escape the serious accident unscathed, the horses in the trailer were lost in the fire.