Atlantic Beach Sued Over Death
During 2006 Bikefest

News Summary

In an article by Robert Morris, published on Thursday, May 29, 2008, The Sun News reported that Bobby Ray Morse of Atlantic Beach has sued both the town of Atlantic Beach and Horry County over circumstances surrounding his wife Stephanie Morse's death during Bikefest 2006.

According the lawsuit, after Mrs. Morse suffered a heart attack, she died because emergency vehicles could not reach her due to the traffic congestion. At that Bikefest, the town of Atlantic Beach used a fence for control of access to the town.

The article reports that the lawsuit alleges that Atlantic Beach and Horry County should have exercised greater “control and order” over traffic, especially along US 17, during the Bikefest activities. At the time of publication of the article, no response to the lawsuit had been filed.

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