Greenville, SC (October 21, 2018) – Troopers responded to a crash between a moped and an SUV at about 8:30 Saturday night. The accident took place at the intersection of Easley Bridge Road and 4th Avenue.
According to reports, the driver of the SUV was attempting to turn left onto 4th Avenue from Easley Bridge Road and struck the 2017 moped as it drove down Easley Bridge. The moped driver, identified as Joseph Matthew Irby, 40, was ejected from the moped. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the SUV was wearing his seatbelt and is unharmed. The police and the coroner’s offices are still investigating the accident.
South Carolina Moped Accidents
We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Matthew Irby. We know that you are going through a very difficult time right now and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mopeds are an extremely vulnerable group of vehicles. They offer no physical protection from the elements or road hazards, they offer less visibility to other drivers than a standard vehicle, and they have a comparatively low top speed which makes it nearly impossible for them to power out of nasty situations. Moped operators are at a very high risk for both injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed on a moped as the result of the disregard of another driver then you are entitled to collect on the losses you have suffered.
Nye Law Group is here when you need us. Our experienced attorneys are able to help you win your claim and make sure that you aren’t financially devastated as the result of another driver’s carelessness. We will stick by you and guide you through every aspect of the legal process. We want to make sure that your rights are protected from those who do not have your best interest at heart. For a free consultation, give us a call at 912-200-5230.
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