Summer brings hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists to the Myrtle Beach area every year. Whether it is for early season events like Myrtle Beach Bike Week or Atlantic Beach Bikefest, or vacationers coming throughout the season, the Grand Strand is full of bikers and their passengers.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol recently responded to a collision between a motorcyclist and the driver of an SUV. This incident occurred in Horry County on Tuesday, May 16. Sadly, the motorcyclist died in the incident. Per the laws of the state, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
Police officers in South Carolina performed a routine traffic stop on a driver suspected of impairment. Then, another driver crashed into the scene, leaving several people injured. As a result, two drivers, not just one, ended up being arrested and charged with DUI. Both have the right to a criminal defense.
Medical conditions that affect one's ability to drive safely are a fairly common thing. Unfortunately, many people in South Carolina and elsewhere may have certain conditions that go undiagnosed or untreated, making them a threat to themselves and others with whom they share the road. Sleep apnea, for example, is a disorder that is known to contribute to car accidents.
Police in South Carolina recently arrested a Myrtle Beach man. According to the Attorney General's office, he was accused of possessing child pornography. This is considered a felony level offense which can carry life-changing consequences if this individual is ultimately convicted.
A South Carolina man was recently arrested for his alleged role in a domestic violence incident. The accusations against him are quite serious. As such, his approach to his criminal defense in going to make or break his case.
At the end of April, the South Carolina Highway Patrol began a new safety campaign aimed at aggressive drivers. The STOP Aggressive Driving Campaign will be going all year long. Its goal is to reduce the number of car accidents caused by reckless behavior.