Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area of South Carolina are home to over 25,000 year-round residents. Our communities also attract millions of visitors annually to the semi-tropical paradise that is a golfer’s mecca, a fisherman’s delight and a family vacation haven. As the number of people in such a small area swells, so too does the possibility of both pedestrian and biking accidents.Nationally, in 2007 43,000 bicyclists were injured and 698 died in accidents involving motor vehicles. In addition, the Federal Highway Administration reports that 70 percent of bicycle injury patients in emergency rooms did not involve a motor vehicle, and thus, went unreported to the police.