Aiken, South Carolina News
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal collision Monday, March 25, 2019, that resulted in the death of a bicyclist. According to WFXG.com, “56-year-old James Hicks of Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by two vehicles at approximately 8:35 p.m. Monday in the one thousand block of York Street.” AugustaChronicle.com is reporting, “[James] Hicks was riding his bicycle attempting to cross York Street when he was struck by a southbound vehicle…Hicks was thrown into the north bound lane of York Street, struck by a northbound vehicle and was trapped underneath that vehicle.”
Media outlets indicate the investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this incident continue to develop, and if the motor vehicle driver is found to be at fault, James Hicks’ family may elect to file civil claims for their loss.
Based upon its experience and success handling cycling and pedestrian claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that James Hicks’ family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect his interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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