In yesterday's Post and Courier, which by the way is the South's oldest daily newspaper, your South Carolina car accident lawyers read an article concerning a bicycle accident involving a Charleston County Sheriff's Deputy. The accident occurred Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ashley River and Ashley Hall Roads in West Ashley. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, it was determined the Deputy was not at fault in the accident and was driving as he was supposed to be when the accident occurred.
Also according to the S.C. Highway patrol, the 27-year-old bicyclist was wearing dark clothing (dark pants and dark polo shirt) when the Deputy’s 2009 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser struck him.
When riding a bike at night, especially along busy roadways and highways, it is imperative to make yourself visible to drivers by not wearing dark clothing and taking safety precautions like having lights or reflectors on your bicycle and helmet.
After the auto accident the bicyclist was taken to Medical University Hospital. As of late Monday, his condition and extent of injuries was unknown, according to the Post and Courier's article.