Whenever the police respond to a motorcycle crash, they tend to expect the worst. These are some of the most dangerous crashes because there is nothing to protect the driver other than a plastic helmet. And, if someone isn’t wearing their helmet, the odds of them surviving the crash go way down. Sadly, this was the case for an unidentified man in Marlboro County this past week.
The crash happened on March 19, 2020. The police arrived at the crash scene on Calhoun Road in Marlboro County. They found a motorcycle along the right side of the road. The driver had apparently lost control of his bike and ran off the road. He ended up crashing into a tree.
Corporal Sonny Collins said there was only one person on the motorcycle. The victim was driving a Kawasaki bike. They did not release any other information about the motorcycle. And, the name of the victim has not yet been released. The police are likely waiting to notify the next of kin.
There were no other vehicles involved in the accident. The authorities did confirm that the victim was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. They did not say whether he would have survived had he been wearing his helmet. They also did not indicate if he was ejected from the bike or not.
The investigation is still ongoing. The police aren’t sure what caused the victim to run off the road to begin with. They have not indicated that alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. However, in cases like this, they typically do run toxicology reports.
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