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December 6, 2021

Anderson, SC – Matthew James Bagwell Dies in Bicycle Accident on SC-81

Anderson, SC (December 5, 2021) – On Saturday, December 4, a man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Anderson area. The fatal crash occurred on SC-81 SB near Travis Road. 

Local sources indicated that two vehicles were headed southbound on the vehicle as a cyclist attempted to cross the highway. The man was hit by an oncoming sedan before being hit again by the minivan. The injured victim was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. 

The man, 21-year-old Matthew James Bagwell, was pronounced dead at the medical facility. At this time, no charges have been filed. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway. 

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

Deadly Bicycle Crashes in South Carolina

Anderson, SC - Matthew James Bagwell Dies in Bicycle Accident on SC-81

Cyclists are injured or killed in collisions across South Carolina each day, and bicycle fatalities have been increasing across the United States, while the overall rate of collisions has been on the decline. Not only are cyclists more likely to suffer severe injuries, but most drivers fail to look out for cyclists that share the road, resulting in devastating bicycle collisions across South Carolina. There were 14 bicycle fatalities reported in the state in 2010. 

The rising number of fatal bicycle collisions can be attributed to a variety of factors. In South Carolina, distracted driving has become a major safety issue, but it isn’t the only factor that contributes to bicycle accidents. The state has one of the highest bicycle fatality rates in the country. According to our Anderson personal injury attorneys, the majority of these accidents are caused by driver distraction, intoxication, or general negligence behind the wheel.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Anderson

An experienced Anderson bicycle accident lawyer can help you get the most money possible for your legal claim. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. A qualified attorney can help you prepare your case and improve your chances of getting a favorable result. At Monge & Associates, we believe that pedestrians who are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence should be held liable.

Call 800-421-0174 to speak with one of our Anderson wrongful death lawyers about your case.

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. 

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