Two lives have been claimed in connection with a
motorcycle accident that took place on Friday, October 4th in Myrtle Beach, SC. Virginia resident
Stephanie Weeks, 36, succumbed to her injuries the next day in connection
with the accident, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Williard.
Weeks was a passenger on a 3-wheeled motorcycle, more commonly referred
to as a trike, when it struck an SUV on a Highway Bypass route. Weeks’
husband, Thomas III, 43, was driving the trike at the time of the accident
and was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.
According to information provided by police, it appears the 3-wheeled motorcycle
was proceeding in the northbound lanes on the bypass. The rider inexplicably
drifted over into the southbound lanes, went airborne, and slammed into
the front windshield of the SUV. Police don’t know what caused the
rider to leave his lane or why the trike abruptly flew out of control.
Furthermore, it is unknown whether alcohol or a potential health condition
contributed to the crash.
The man and woman who were in the SUV are from Maryland. Both were treated
on scene for minor injuries and did not require any further medical attention.
Myrtle Beach Police explained that nobody stopped to provide a witness
statement or explanation and they are asking anyone with information to
call the Myrtle Beach police department.
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