According to WTVF-TV, one motorcyclist died and two others were critically injured on July 5 in an accident on Interstate 65 northbound in Nashville.
The network reported that the motorcycle accident occurred at around 6 p.m. between the Madison and Rivergate Parkway exits.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that 34-year-old Eric Lee Knight, of Adolphus, Kentucky, was killed in the crash. An investigation showed that a Nissan pickup truck blew a driver’s side front tire and the driver, 45-year-old Gregory Crabtree Jr. of Joelton, ran into the road to pick up a piece of tire tread when he was struck by Knight’s Harley Davidson motorcycle in the right lane.
The motorcycle then reportedly traveled onto the shoulder of the highway and struck a guardrail. Both Knight, and his passenger, 27-year-old Abigail McCormick of Oak Grove, Kentucky, were thrown off the bike.
Knight died at the scene of the crash, according to WTVF. McCormick was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while Crabtree was taken to Skyline Medical Center—both suffered critical injuries. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit If My Loved One Is Killed in a Nashville Motorcycle Accident?
Last year, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reported that there were more than 2,800 motorcycle crashes in the Volunteer State. These accidents resulted in 135 deaths. Additionally, as May was Motorcycle Awareness Month, the agency reported that there were 337 motorcycle crashes and 14 fatalities from January 1 through May 1 this year.
In addition to wrongful death, motorcycle accidents often result in serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputation and broken bones. If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident or you lose a loved one, you should seek compensation.
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“All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” – John 1:3
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: From 2004 to 2008, motorcycle accidents in Tennessee rose by an average of 9.2 percent each year.