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Moped Deaths and Scooter Deaths in Myrtle Beach, SC

Moped Deaths and Scooter Deaths in Myrtle Beach, SC
Axelrod & Associates, P.A.

Moped crashes and scooter crashes are on the rise across the country, including in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In Myrtle Beach, there are moped rentals and scooter rentals at numerous locations including near Ocean Boulevard, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, the SkyWheel, and Market Commons – vacationers and locals alike can be found zipping through the streets of Myrtle Beach on rented mopeds.

We also have far too many moped crashes including moped deaths – fatalities that are often caused by reckless drivers who were not paying attention and not keeping a proper lookout for mopeds, scooters, bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrians.

If you have been involved in a moped crash, or if your family member has been killed by a reckless driver while riding a moped or scooter, you should contact a Myrtle Beach moped death attorney as soon as possible for an evaluation of your case.

Below, we will review just a few of the more recent moped deaths in South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach area.

Myrtle Beach Woman Killed in Moped Crash

Earlier today, a woman was killed while riding her moped on Kings Highway at 12th Avenue South.

According to Myrtle Beach police, the driver of the other vehicle was arrested and charged with failure to yield right-of-way and not having a driver’s license:

A 56-year-old woman died after she was involved in a collision while riding her moped in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, according to Horry County coroner Tamara Willard.

Willard said that at approximately 6:45 a.m., [the crash victim] crashed with another vehicle on Kings Highway at 12th Avenue South.

According to Myrtle Beach police Cpl. Chris Starling, one person was arrested in connection to the incident. They were charged with no valid driver’s license and failing to yield right of way.

Failure to yield right of way, if it caused the moped crash, is “negligence per se” because the driver violated a traffic law.

The crash victim’s family should immediately contact a moped crash attorney in Myrtle Beach for a free evaluation to investigate the crash, determine whether the driver is liable, and identify all potential sources of recovery in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Myrtle Beach Man Killed in Moped Crash

On December 26, 2023, a man was killed “from injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle” while riding his moped:

A Myrtle Beach man died while operating a moped on Dec. 26, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

[The moped crash victim], a 60-year-old Myrtle Beach resident, died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center two days later from injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle. The crash occurred at around 10:30 p.m., according to Willard.

Depending on the results of the family’s attorney’s investigation and the SC Highway Patrol’s investigation of the crash, the victim’s family might be able to collect compensation for their loved one’s death from the at-fault driver or drivers.

Single-Vehicle Moped Fatality in Horry County

Last April, a moped rider was killed near Surfside Beach, SC in a single-vehicle accident:

One has died after being involved in a moped crash earlier this week in Horry County, according to an official.

LCpl. Lena Butler with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened Sunday afternoon on private property in the area of Sedgefield Drive, located just west of Surfside Beach.

Butler said the driver of a 2017 moped was heading north when they spilled, injuring the driver.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where they died Tuesday.

Can a crash victim recover damages after a single-vehicle collision?

It is possible that the crash victim can recover compensation from their insurance policy or other insurance policies that may apply including uninsured coverage, and multiple insurance policies can be “stacked” in South Carolina.

Following a single-vehicle crash, you should consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can evaluate 1) the cause of the crash and 2) all potential sources of recovery.

Moped Death in Aiken, SC

Two weeks ago, a 38-year-old man was killed when his scooter and a pickup truck collided in Aiken County:

A person was killed Monday when the electric scooter he was riding collided with a pickup truck, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

[The crash victim], a 38-year-old Graniteville resident, died in the accident, Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said Tuesday.

The two-vehicle collision happened at about 8:40 p.m. Monday in Aiken County, said Lance Cpl. Lena Butler of the Highway Patrol.

Both the scooter and a 1999 Dodge Ram were driving south on Ascauga Lake Road, and the pickup collided with the scooter near the intersection with Old Powderhouse Road, officials said.

[The crash victim] was taken to an area hospital where he died, according to Ables.

Butler said the driver was the only person in the pickup, and was not hurt. No other injuries were reported.

Two People Killed in Moped Crash with Commercial Truck in Greenwood, SC

There were two moped deaths in Greenwood, SC, last November when, ccording to the coroner’s report, a commercial truck pulling a wood-chipping trailer made “a left turn onto North Emerald Road in the path of” a three-wheeled moped, killing two people:

Two people are dead following a wreck Monday afternoon involving a three-wheeled moped and a commercial truck collided.

…The moped was traveling along South Emerald Road shortly after 4 p.m. with a passenger when a commercial truck with a wood-chipping trailer attempted to make a left turn onto North Emerald Road in the path of the moped, according to the coroner’s office.

Got Axelrod?

If you have been injured in a moped crash or electric scooter accident in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Axelrod & Associates may be able to help you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to under SC law and the facts of your case.

Call 843-258-4478 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation.


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