A Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle struck a pair of teenage girls from Pennsylvania who were laying on the New Jersey beach a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said on Facebook. The incident occurred at the 26th Street Beach of the Ocean County town, which is located on Long Beach Island.
The girls’ names were not provided, but Ship Bottom police said that the victims were a 14-year-old female from Fleetwood, Berks County and a 15-year-old female from Leestwood. The two girls were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City, Monmouth County where they were treated and eventually released from the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old John Purdon of Barnegat, Ocean County, was charged with reckless driving pending a court date.
The town also issued a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday to send well wishes to the two female victims and their families.
Ship Bottom’s beaches are only open to residents and property owners of the town for walking or jogging purposes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many other Jersey Shore towns have taken similar measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the region.
Residents and property owners of the town were given “disaster reentry” placards that must be shown to local authorities when asked, according to the Associated Press. It’s unclear if the girls had a placard with them while on the beach.
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The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, Huntington Beach State Park, the Conway Riverwalk, the Horry County Bike and Run Park, Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens, and the East Coast Greenway are bike trails the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lists on its website. In addition to trails designed specifically for bicycles, many people in the Myrtle Beach area also use bikes as regular means of transportation, including getting to and from work by riding on city streets.
As relaxing and serene a setting as South Carolina might seem for leisurely bike rides, bicycle accidents still occur with disturbing regularity. Many of these crashes involve motor vehicles, and driver negligence is usually to blame.
The immediate aftermath of any bicycle accident is an incredibly stressful and confusing time for a person. Most victims face overwhelming medical bills in addition to an inability to return to work.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident in Myrtle Beach, you should retain legal representation as soon as possible. Bicycle crash victims are not treated with the same level of respect as the drivers or passengers of motor vehicles, and insurance companies make it very difficult for victims to obtain compensation in these cases. The Law Office of William J. Luse will fight to make sure that you recover all of the compensation you need and deserve. You can have our Myrtle Beach bicycle accident attorney provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (843) 839-4795 or complete an online contact form to set up a consultation.
Why Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
Some bicycle accident victims are tempted to believe that they will be able to handle their own injury cases and, thus, keep more of the money they recover for themselves by forgoing an attorney. This logic invariably backfires in one of two ways.
In some cases, a victim may be offered a lump sum settlement to resolve their case. While a settlement may be large enough to cover all of a victim’s past medical expenses, it often leaves nothing else for all future expenses and victims who accept settlements must then pay all of those costs of out of their own pocket.
In other cases, insurers will argue that it was actually the bicyclist who was at fault. Not all insurance companies immediately pursue this tactic, but they will make their position more clear after they get the victim to unknowingly admit to negligence during recorded phone calls.
You want an attorney specifically to deal with these insurance companies on your behalf. The lawyer will also be able to conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause, collect important evidence, and identify all liable parties.
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