Posted by the Charleston Car Accident Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our auto accident attorneys are here to help those injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents in Charleston and across South Carolina.
An auto accident involving two motorcycles and a car killed a 21-year-old man on Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston at Hunters Ridge Wednesday afternoon.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office says that Devon Jenkins of Charleston died after his motorcycle ran into a Volvo automobile on Ashley Phosphate road.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, two motorcycles were going west on Ashley Phosphate when the car turned onto the road from Hunters Ridge.
Authorities say the first motorcycle, driven by Jenkins, hit the car's side. After the first impact, another motorcycle ran into the downed motorcycle. The 19-year-old person driving that vehicle was not hurt in the auto accident. The 22-year-old driver of the car was taken to Trident Regional Hospital. The extent of his car accident injuries are unknown. The SC Highway Patrol says that Jenkins was not wearing a helmet.
It is unknown at this time whether a helmet could have saved Mr. Jenkins from his fatal auto accident injuries. However, numerous studies show that wearing a helmet when involved in a motorcycle accident greatly reduces the risk of fatal accident injuries. Our auto accident attorneys encourage anyone who rides a motorcycle in South Carolina to make the safe choice and wear a motorcycle helmet.