Motorcycle Rider Killed In Crash Near Belmont University

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle riding comes with its own special risks. Seasoned riders know that small mistakes can quickly lead to serious injuries. Without the protective cocoon offered by a car or truck, motorcycle riders have a much greater chance of being killed or grievously injured in an accident. Unfortunately, this message may not be coming through as clearly as it should be. Tennessee has seen a troubling increase in motorcycle accident deaths this year. As of mid-August, 89 motorcyclist have been killed in traffic accidents so far in 2012. At this time last year, only 78 had died. The most recent fatality…

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Left Turn Results in Tennessee Fatal Motorcycle Crash

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A motorcycle passenger was killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident in Eastern Tennessee when the bike’s driver attempted to pass two cars on the left, unaware that one car was planning to make a left turn into a driveway. The 18-year-old motorcycle accident victim was taken to a nearby medical center, but did not survive his injuries. The 43-year-old driver of the motorcycle was also injured in the crash. The driver of the car was not. Motorcycle accidents result in injury to over 50,000 people each year. Some reports estimate that almost 80 percent of motorcycle accidents will result in…

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Memphis Motorcycle Crash Forces Driver to Choose Between Lifestyle and Leg

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

In an attempt to avoid an April motor vehicle crash on I-40, motorcyclist Kent Stoneking swerved onto the shoulder and into the wet grass on the side of the roadway. His motorcycle slid on the grass, ultimately crashing and crushing his leg in the process. Several surgeries later, Stoneking had only the hope that in a year or so he would be able to walk again. Pins had been placed in the bones of his leg to hold them together and stabilize the muscles, but he was still facing a long journey filled with pain and medications. Stoneking was also…

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Motorcycle Awareness–Making Tennessee Roads Safer for All Drivers

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous – riders don’t have walls of metal and plastic protecting them during a crash; their safety is guarded only by a helmet, protective clothing and their own defensive driving skills. When cyclists crash, injuries and/or death are all too common. In the last month, the life of a Tennessee State Trooper was claimed in a motorcycle accident while traveling through Smyrna on duty. A cycling couple was injured in a motorcycle accident in Todd. A Rutherford County man was killed when his motorcycle crashed in Murfreesboro. Road rash, head injuries and spinal cord damage are…

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