Deadly Accident in Orangeburg

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A 55-year-old motorcyclist from Amarillo TX died after a motorcycle accident in Orangeburg, Tuesday June 7. S.C. Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 7 p.m. Ricardo Thompson, operating a 1985 Honda motorcycle, was attempting to turn onto Belleville Road when he was struck by a southbound 1997 Dodge truck driven by 68-year-old Goler Collins. Thompson was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, S.C., where he was pronounced dead around 4:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Car and Trucking Accidents in Orangeburg

As this deadly accident in Orangeburg demonstrates, serious injuries ofter require transport to hospitals in other towns like Columbia. This travel time, even when airlift, greatly increases the likelihood of death. EMTs and other first responders are equipped with medical equipement for transportation purposes. For their valiant efforts, they are not equipped to treat life treating injuries like those typical in car accidents. If the victim in this accident in Orangeburg could have reached the hospital sooner, perhaps he may have survived; We will never know.

Wrongful Death Accident in Orangeburg

Car, trucking and motorcycle accidents can become wrongful death claims in a split second. We may like to call vehicular deaths accidents. We like to assume an accident in Orangeburg like this was not intentional. If the accident is due to another person's negligence, the family of the victim may be have a wrongful death claim. Wrongful Death laws are intended to compensate the family of the decedent for future loss wages, pain and suffering. If you were in an trucking accident in Orangeburg or if you lost a loved one in an accident, call 843-722-8070 to speak to an attorney the Clore Law Group.

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