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.
Nashville Scooter & Motorcycle Crashes
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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