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South Carolina woman still being held for wreck that killed man

Those who ride motorcycles are aware of the many hazards that they face, and most take care to drive defensively. Unfortunately, even the most diligent rider cannot prevent every accident, especially when another motorist is driving while impaired. One South Carolina man lost his life after an allegedly impaired woman struck his motorcycle.

The 22-year-old woman who was charged in the wreck was recently granted the opportunity to post bond in connection with the deadly collision that occurred last September. Though bond was initially denied, a judge recently set it at $100,000 along with several conditions the woman must follow. At the time of the report, the woman had not yet paid the required amount to be released from police custody.

The accident that killed the 45-year-old man occurred along a local road. The woman was driving her pickup truck west when she veered across the dividing line and struck the motorcycle that was traveling east. The impact resulted in the death of the rider. The woman was apprehended by police officers after she allegedly attempted to flee the scene on foot.

She was charged with multiple offenses, including causing a hit-and-run accident that resulted in death, impaired driving that involved a fatality, a felony charge of a second impaired driving offense and having an open container in the passenger compartment of her vehicle. Even though this South Carolina woman is facing criminal consequences for causing the victim's death, the surviving family may be facing significant monetary damages due to his untimely demise. Families in these tragic situations may choose to seek compensation for those damages by pursuing a wrongful death civil lawsuit. An experienced attorney can provide valuable assistance in the successful litigation of these types of claims.

Source: aikenstandard.com, "Aiken woman charged in fatal wreck granted bond", Tripp Girardeau, Jan. 26, 2018

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