Each spring, Tennesseans climb on the back of their motorcycles and head out on the road. Unfortunately, riders are susceptible to injuries while on their bikes, and even a slight mishap can lead to serious injuries. Motorcycle accidents commonly cause harm to riders’ heads and necks. These types of injuries can result in long-term disabilities and pain, and they can even end a rider’s life.

The stretch of U.S. 129 known as “The Dragon” is one of the country’s most popular riding places, and its many bends provide a great riding experience. However, its twists and turns can also pose a hazard to motorists, and fatalities are recorded each year along the stretch. 

According to the BCSO, a motorcycle rider was recently struck and killed on “The Dragon.” The accident occurred one afternoon when the rider of the motorcycle rounded a bend and collided with a passenger vehicle. According to reports, bystanders performed CPR on the rider until emergency personnel could arrive, though the rider was pronounced to be dead at the scene. Initial reports did not specify the cause of the accident, though the rear end of the rider’s motorcycle reportedly struck the car’s front end.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a Tennessee motorcycle accident, or if fatalities have occurred from a collision, it is important for you to understand your rights and the options available to you. Help is available to help you pay for expensive medical bills, funeral costs and pain and suffering. Taking the right steps in your case can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Source: The Daily Times, “Pennsylvania motorcycle rider killed on ‘The Dragon’,” May 20, 2014