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December 6, 2021

Liberty, SC – Moped Rider Dies in Hit-&-Run Crash at US-178 & Harper Dr

Liberty, SC (December 5, 2021) – A moped rider was fatally struck by a motor vehicle in Liberty on Wednesday morning, December 1. The deadly crash was reported at around 1 a.m. near the intersection of US-178 & Harber Drive. 

The suspect driver was reportedly headed east on the highway when they hit the rear of the moped. The rider suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The at-fault motorist fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. The suspect vehicle was described as a 2013-2017 Chevrolet Traverse with possible damage to the right headlight. No further information has been provided at this time. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased party at this time.

Deadly Moped Car Crashes in South Carolina

Liberty, SC - Moped Rider Dies in Hit-&-Run Crash at US-178 & Harper Dr

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

Even if riders follow the necessary safety measures, motorcycle riders have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle. They are more likely to sustain serious to life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision. Potholes, ice, cracks, and slick roads make motorcycles much more vulnerable to common road hazards. Motorcycle accidents can leave riders paralyzed, amputees, or with other permanent disabilities that make it difficult for them to live their lives as they once did. Wrongful death lawyers in Liberty can help injured people and their families seek just compensation after a serious accident.

Moped Crash Lawyers in Liberty

At Monge & Associates, our team of Liberty motorcycle accident attorneys fights 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 after being wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies frequently try to settle your case as quickly as possible, effectively denying you any additional compensation.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, call us today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a qualified Liberty personal injury attorney 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. 

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.