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January 16, 2022

Bucksport, SC – Update: Joseph Lewis Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US-701

Bucksport, SC (January 16, 2022) – The identity of the man killed following a motorcycle accident on Friday night, January 14, in Bucksport has been disclosed by local authorities. 

Local sources indicated that 63-year-old Joseph Lewis of Conway was killed in the collision. Lewis was riding a 2000 Honda motorcycle while headed northbound on US-701. He reportedly collided with a southbound 2006 Toyota SUV at around 5:30 p.m. 

Lewis sustained fatal injuries in the crash. At this time, no additional information on the deadly motorcycle crash has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Lewis at this time.

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

Bucksport, SC - Update: Joseph Lewis Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US-701

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

If a loved one was killed in a car 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 Bucksport motorcycle accident lawyer.

Motorcycle Crash Attorneys in Bucksport

Monge & Associates is committed to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Regardless of the nature of your claim, a wrongful death lawyer will walk you through the entire legal process. After a fatal accident, our Bucksport personal injury attorneys want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve while also holding the negligent party accountable.

Call a Bucksport wrongful death lawyer at 800-421-0174 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car 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. 

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.