One man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Monday on Dorchester Road in Dorchester County, according to news reports .
The man, whose age was not released, crashed on Dorchester Road near Parler Drive on Monday. He was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina with unspecified injuries, but died Thursday morning, according to the Dorchester County Coroner.
It is unclear what caused the man to crash on his motorcycle. It is also unclear if he was wearing his helmet or what his injuries included.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I’m saddened to hear about this fatal motorcycle accident. While it is unclear if the man was wearing his helmet, I hope he was. I think mandatory helmet use for motorcycle riders is a good idea. Helmets saved the lives of 1,483 motorcyclists in 2009, and could have saved another 732 if all motorcyclists in crashes were wearing helmets, according to a press release . Motorcycle deaths have surged since the late 1990s. There were 4,400 motorcycle deaths in the U.S. last year, more than aviation, rail, marine and pipeline accidents combined. Traffic fatalities in 2009 were the lowest in 60 years, but still recorded more than 33,000 deaths from car accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .