West Ashley Bicycle Accident DeathMark Clore ·
The Charleston County Coroner's Office says a man was hit and killed Friday night in a bicycle accident in West Ashley. According to authorities 25-year-old Yury Babenko from Russia was on Old Towne Road when the bicycle accident occurred. Babenko was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina where he died later that night. Charleston City Police say the driver of that car left the scene of the accident and was later spotted and stopped on Folly Road. Authorities have charged 30-year-old Steven Keuhner with Felony DUI.
Bicycle Accident Deaths
There were 630 deaths resulting from a bicycle accident, according to this USDOT report: Bicycle Accident Fatality. Bicycles being fatally injured does not necessarily result in a wrongful death lawsuit, but it is often the case. Criminal charges that frequently procedure a bicycle accident wrongful death lawsuit include felony DUI, failure to yield, vehicular homicide, negligent driving, failure to stay within lines, texting while driving and talking on cell phone without a handsfree device. The criminal charges in a bicycle accident are often indicative of a personal injury or wrongful death cause of action, but not always. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident with a car or truck, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Bicycle Accident Injury
In addition to wrongful death from a bicycle accident, there are many other types of injuries that may warrant a personal injury lawsuit. Some injuries resulting from a bicycle accident include brain injury, spinal injury, paralysis, amputation, nerve damage and head trauma. A bicycle accident can have lasting effects beyond the initial medical treatment. For example, a medical student who is unable to perform surgery due to nerve damage may be entitled to compensation for future loss of income. A bicycle accident claim like this require an expertise only a few Charleston attorney can offer. If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident, contact the Charleston bicycle accident attorneys at the Clore Law Group LLC today at 843-722-8070.
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