MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — There were no major problems during the fall motorcycle rally at Myrtle Beach, authorities said.
The weekend was busy for troopers, but South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said there were no serious wrecks or deaths during the event that wrapped up over the weekend.
“Everything’s been running smoothly,” Collins said.
A crash did occur in North Myrtle Beach on Friday night that sent at least six people to the hospital with injuries, city spokesman Pat Dowling said.
A motorcycle hit a car that turned in front of the bike. The rider was hurt, as was a combat medic who stopped to help. The biker suffered a broken leg and arm injury. Five other people went to the hospital for treatment.
Collins says the fall version of the motorcycle rally is always smaller than the two bring events in May. The fall also is easier because there are fewer tourists.
Organizers managed to avoid the controversy that plagued the two spring rallies, when there were questions about dates for the May events.
Cark Karpinski, a Winston-Salem, N.C., native, has attended a biker rally for the past four years.
This year was his first fall, trip and he was pleased with the weekend weather as he was getting new lights for his bike.
“It’s good to be seen,” Karpinski said.