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April 23, 2022

Boiling Springs, SC – Thomas Ben Kannegieter Dies in Motorcycle Crash at US-176 & John Dodd Rd

Boiling Springs, SC (April 23, 2022) – A Pauline was killed and three others hurt after a traffic accident involving a motorcycle in Boiling Springs on Friday night, April 22. The deadly crash was reported at around 7:34 p.m. at the intersection of US-176 and John Dodd Road. 

A motorcyclist was traveling westbound on the highway as a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was headed east. The driver of the truck attempted to make a turn at the intersection and was hit by the motorcycle. 

The rider suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Thomas Ben Kannegieter from Pauline. The driver and two passengers in the other vehicle were also hurt. 

An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Ben Kannegieter at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

Boiling Springs, SC - Thomas Ben Kannegieter Dies in Motorcycle Crash at US-176 & John Dodd Rd

South Carolina has a higher than average rate of fatal motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a car accident, with nearly 80 percent of motorcycle accidents resulting in death or serious injury, according to crash statistics. Non-helmeted riders were involved in nearly 73 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents in South Carolina between 2011 and 2015.

If a loved one was killed in an accident, you should file a wrongful death claim. A number of complicated rules govern these claims, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. When the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit is an option. A representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence with the help of a Boiling Springs personal injury lawyer.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Boiling Springs

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is committed to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. Regardless of the nature of your claim, a Boiling Springs motorcycle accident lawyer will walk you through the entire legal process. After a fatal accident, our attorneys want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve while also holding the responsible party accountable.

Call a Boiling Springs wrongful death lawyer at 888-688-1924 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

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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