Man injured in Smoaks cycle wreck
by The Press and Standard | August 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm
A 57-year-old Ruffin man was severely injured the afternoon of Aug. 24 when his motorcycle went off the roadway in Smoaks.
An alert motorist noticed the grass was displaced on the shoulder of Sunrise Road near Yamacraw Drive east of Smoaks. They turned around to investigate and found the man lying semi-conscious at the edge of the woods.
The emergency call went out at 2:56 p.m. and firefighter-paramedics from the Smoaks station arrived minutes later and began treating the man’s injuries.
It appeared the westbound three-wheeled motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the ditch and entered the woods. The motorcycle collided with several trees, knocking one over as the bike broke into two pieces.
The engine was cold, indicating the accident had occurred earlier.
Responders immobilized the injured man, and then transported him by ambulance to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston with additional personnel on board to assist with his care.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.