A motorcycle accident that took place in Tennessee on July 5 left one person dead and two others with serious injuries. According to the report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 between the Madison and Rivergate Parkway exits in Madison about 6 p.m.
Police stated that a 45-year-old pedestrian was driving a truck on the interstate when his vehicle blew a tire. He had entered the roadway in order to remove a piece of the tire when a 34-year-old man’s motorcycle struck him. The impact of the collision between the pedestrian and the motorcycle caused the bike to travel onto the interstate shoulder between the truck and the guardrail, causing both the driver and passenger to be ejected.
The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene of the accident. The 27-year-old passenger of the motorcycle and the pedestrian were both transported to separate hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. Both individuals remained in critical condition the following day. Authorities were still investigating the accident.
Someone who is involved in a motorcycle accident is likely to suffer serious or even fatal injuries due to the force involved in such a crash. If an injury is suffered due to another person’s negligence, the injured party might file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for any resulting financial damages. These damages may include any medical bills that were incurred during the treatment of any injuries and any income that was lost due to hospitalization or being unable to work. The injured party could also seek compensation for pain and suffering.
Source: WKRN, “1 killed, 2 injured after motorcycle hits pedestrian on I-65“, July 06, 2014