A motorcycle accident at the intersection of Glenns Bay Road and Highway 17 Bypass Thursday afternoon claimed the life of one person. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. when the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on 17 Bypass and was attempting to make a left hand turn when he was struck by an SUV traveling north. The motorcyclist died as a result of the accident. He was identified as 72-year-old Jerry Smith. Smith was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Traffic on 17 Bypass was backed up for quite a while as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed so far in the case.
If you are in need of a Myrtle Beach SC motorcycle accident attorney, Conway lawyer Dirk Derrick at The Derrick Law Firm has been handling motorcycle accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Conway SC for over 23 years. Please call 843-248-7486 today.