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December 8, 2021

Anderson, SC – Matthew Dalton Nichols Dies in Motorcycle Crash State Hwy 76

Anderson, SC (December 7, 2021) – On Thursday, December 2, a West Union man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Anderson. The deadly crash occurred on State Highway 76 at around 5:45 p.m. 

Local reports revealed that 29-year-old Matthew Dalton Nichols was headed westbound on the highway as another driver was traveling east. The vehicle reportedly attempted to make a turn onto a private drive when the two vehicles collided. Nichols suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the deadly motorcycle accident has been revealed at this time. 

An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew Dalton Nichols at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in South Carolina

Anderson, SC - Matthew Dalton Nichols Dies in Motorcycle Crash State Hwy 76

Between 2011 and 2015, nearly 73 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents in South Carolina involved riders who were not wearing helmets. According to crash statistics, motorcycle riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a car accident, and nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury. South Carolina has a higher rate of fatal motorcycle accidents than the national average.

Motorcycle riders have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle, even if they take all necessary safety precautions. In the event of a collision, they are more likely to suffer serious to life-threatening injuries. Motorcycles are much more vulnerable to common road hazards such as potholes, ice, cracks, and slick roads. Motorcycle accidents can leave riders paralyzed, amputees, or with other permanent disabilities that make it difficult to live their lives as they did before. After a serious accident, wrongful death lawyers in Anderson can assist injured people and their families in seeking just compensation.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Anderson

Our Anderson motorcycle accident lawyers at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers fight for the rights of innocent riders who have been injured or killed as a result of careless drivers, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve if you have been wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies often try to settle your case as quickly as possible, effectively denying you any further compensation.

Call us today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a qualified Anderson personal injury attorney about your case if you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.