A motorist in South Carolina has been charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a motorcycle accident. Witnesses report that the man crashed his vehicle into two motorcyclists, injuring one of them to such an extent that his leg had to be amputated. The man was initially charged with DUI charges; however, these have been dismissed.
The DUI charge was dismissed after a magistrate judge found that they were not supported by probable cause. However, hit-and-run charges remain, and this will be further examined by a grand jury. The man was arrested outside of a bar on the night of the accident, when he told patrons of his involvement in the accident, and that he had been drinking subsequently. The patrons, however, could not say how much the man had consumed.
A blood sample was taken from the driver, but these results have not been made available at this point. Two motorcyclists were hit by the car, and they were both seriously injured. One rider, as stated previously, had a leg amputated, and the other suffered multiple broken bones.
When you are a motorcyclist, it is important to understand that you may be exposed to more inherent dangers on the road. The major issue is that a motorcyclist is more exposed to dangers than vehicles because they do not have a protective structure around them. Further, it is more difficult to see riders.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.