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December 28, 2021

West Ashley, SC – Update: Chad Belue, Lea Cook Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Magwood Dr

West Ashley, SC (December 28, 2021) – Authorities have identified the man and woman killed following a motorcycle accident in West Ashley on Sunday evening, December 26. The fatal crash took place on Magwood Drive near Charlie Hall Boulevard at around 6:20 p.m. 

A motorcycle operated by 50-year-old Chad Belue was traveling northbound on the roadway along with another motorcyclist. A southbound Nissan Sentra crossed the centerline and hit the lead motorcycle. Both Belue and his passenger, 49-year-old Lea Cook, sustained fatal injuries in the impact. 

The Nissan then hit the second motorcycle, leaving the rider with injuries. The woman operating the Sentra suffered critical injuries in the accident. No updates on the conditions of the involved parties have been provided.

An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Chad Belue and Lea Cook 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

West Ashley, SC - Update: Chad Belue, Lea Cook Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Magwood Dr

Non-helmeted riders were involved in nearly 73% of fatal motorcycle accidents in South Carolina between 2011 and 2015. 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, according to crash statistics. The rate of fatal motorcycle accidents in South Carolina is higher than the national average.

The grief of losing a loved one, particularly if the accident was caused by a careless or reckless driver, can be overwhelming, and those close to the victim will undoubtedly suffer as well. Wrongful death cases frequently result in substantial financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of an experienced West Ashley wrongful death attorney. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation if a family member dies. Medical bills for the deceased, burial costs, and lost future earnings are just a few of the losses. Families who have lost a loved one are frequently unsure of how to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.

West Ashley Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

After a loved one has died, an experienced West Ashley personal injury attorney can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is dedicated to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that you receive justice for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, call a West Ashley motorcycle accident lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate 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.