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Nashville Scooter Accident Results in Death of Mt. Juliet Man

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According to WTVF-TV, a Mt. Juliet man was killed on September 21 in a Nashville scooter accident.

The station reported that 48-year-old Paul Woodcock was riding his Genuine Buddy scooter eastbound on Lebanon Pike near Spence Lane when he was struck by a 2003 Infiniti G35. The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m.

An investigation determined that the driver of the Infiniti, 35-year-old Dustin Bunch of Bowling Green, Ky., was driving westbound on Lebanon Pike when he turned left in front of the scooter. Bunch was reportedly trying to enter a nearby gas station when the accident occurred.

Woodcock died at the scene of the crash. He was wearing a helmet. Police said there was no evidence that Bunch was impaired—he allegedly told investigators that he did not see the scooter.

Police determined the crash was a result of Bunch’s failure to yield; however, an investigation remains ongoing. It has not been determined if Bunch will face charges.


Aside from death, motorcycle and scooter accidents can result in broken bones, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, amputations, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and scarring.

Motorcycles and scooters offer less protection than passenger vehicles, making drivers more vulnerable to negligent drivers. A recent study from a Florida transportation organization found that motor vehicles frequently fail to yield to the right of way of motorcycles, causing 60 percent of all motorcycle accidents. Most of these accidents are a result of distracted driving.

Between 1999 and 2008, there were 1,032 motorcycle accident fatalities on Tennessee roadways. If you have suffered a horrific injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, please contact our Nashville accident attorney. We can help obtain damages for your injuries. Call (615) 845-6141 to schedule a free case review, or visit our site for more information.

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