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A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by another vehicle in Nashville. According to an article from News Channel 5, the crash happened at around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of Davidson Road and Charlotte Pike.
The Tennessee Motorcycle Accident occurred when a pickup truck attempted to make a left turn if front of the motorcycle. The biker did not have time to stop and collided with the truck. The impact caused the biker to be thrown from the machine. He died a short time after the accident.
Over the past several years, Tennessee has seen a dramatic increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in the state. In 2004, there were a total of 246,150 motorcycle accidents in Tennessee. Each year following 2004, the number of accidents rose until a total of 307,178 motorcycle accidents were recorded in 2008.
To combat this growing problem, the Tennessee Department of Transportation recently began sponsoring educational riding seminars for those new to riding motorcycles. During these courses, participants are taught how to safely operate a motorcycle, along with receiving tips on how to ride defensively.
The Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers with Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers understand the dangers motorcyclists face each time they venture onto the highway. That is why the firm suggests all new riders participate in a safety course to help prevent dangerous accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the US Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, are investigating claims that a Chattanooga motorcycle and ATV dealership sold unsafe vehicles for more than a six year period. USA Today reports the investigation was prompted by allegations of illegal sales by a group of ten former employees of Southern Honda Powersports.
A former marketing consultant for the dealership stated that in 2004, he informed state and federal regulators that roughly 25,000 motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs manufactured by the Honda Motor Co. were improperly and unsafely assembled. However, no action was taken. The dealership is accused of selling motorcycles under government recall until at least 2010. Thousands may face increased risk of a Tennessee Motorcycle Accident caused by faulty equipment.
Some mistakes allegedly made by assembly workers include not utilizing safety checklists during the assembly process. This led to the use of wrong tools that, in certain circumstances, could compromise the integrity of the machine. One example was the failure of assembly workers to use a torque wrench to tighten all nuts on the bikes. Also, many of the workers had never received assembly training.
The Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers with Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers are hopeful the investigation will be successful in holding those responsible for any wrongdoing accountable for their actions and the findings will help protect the safety of those who purchased these defective vehicles.
An Air Force Airman Captain was killed in East Louisville Sunday night following a two vehicle accident, according to WDRB.com.
28-year-old William Davis was traveling on Brownsboro Road when he lost control of his motorcycle, crashing into a nearby car. Additional reports provided by wave3.com state slick roads and rain were likely to have contributed to the deadly collision.
Davis, who had returned to Louisville one day prior from a two year deployment in Saudi Arabia, died from multiple blunt force injuries.
We honor Captain Davis’ service and our thoughts go out to the Davis family during this tragic time.
A Scottsville man was seriously injured after leading Kentucky State Police on a motorcycle chase near Bowling Green Monday morning, according to WBKO.com.
KSP states a trooper attempted to pull over James Coitrone, 34, around 9:30 a.m. on Veteran’s Memorial when Coitrone took off through congested traffic. Troopers pursued Coitrone for roughly one mile before a cruiser made contact with the back of Coitrone’s motorcycle, causing him to wreck.
Coitrone, who was traveling alone, was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. According to reports, Coitrone was wanted for felony kidnapping and rape prior to the accident.
A husband and wife were involved in a fatal collision Sunday morning leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
According to TheNewsJournal.net, James and Vanessa Cheatham, of Hustonville, were traveling on I-72 in Corbin when the motorcycle they were riding on rear-ended another vehicle. Upon impact, both Vanessa and James Cheatham were thrown from the vehicle.
James Cheatham, 41, was air lifted to a regional hospital to receive treatment to serious injuries sustained during the collision. Vanessa Cheatham was transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Whitley County where she was later pronounced dead.
Our thoughts go out to the Cheatham Family.