According to the Lexington County Coroner’s Office, a man was killed while riding his bicycle after a vehicle hit him from behind. The accident occurred around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20th on Mack Street in Lexington County.
The cyclist was riding in the southbound lane when the vehicle crashed into him. Statements from Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as 37-year-old Larry Gene who was pronounced dead at the scene due to the severe injuries he sustained as a result of the accident.
The driver sustained no injuries and remained at the scene according to officials. The incident is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and no criminal charges have been made against the driver at this point.
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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim in this horrific accident.
This is yet another sobering reminder to remain alert and aware of your surroundings when behind the wheel of a vehicle.
If the driver of the vehicle was at-fault, the victim’s family may be able to collect damages as a result of negligent actions. An experienced personal injury lawyer should be contacted to handle such a matter. At Hammack Law Firm, we believe you deserve just compensation after losing a loved one in a car crash. Our team has experience in the process of personal injury claims and we want to serve you to the best of our abilities. Please reach out to us whether you have questions or are ready to take action!