Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation for people throughout Tennessee. Unfortunately, however, collisions involving bikes and other motor vehicle are an all too common occurrence. Without the exterior protections provided by cars and trucks, riders and their passengers often suffer serious injuries or death when they are involved in accidents.

This was the case recently in Dunlap for a 64-year-old motorcyclist from Alabama, according to The man was killed in an unnecessary motorcycle wreck when the driver of a truck traveling in the opposite direction on US Highway 27 attempted to turn left in front of his bike. Reports did not indicate which motorist had the right of way or whether either attempted to avoid the crash. There was also a woman on the motorcycle with the man at the time of the accident who reportedly suffered injuries, but no further details regarding her condition were released. The driver of the truck was also injured.

Reports did not indicate who had the right of way at the time of the accident or specify its exact cause. The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues to investigate; and though no criminal charges have been filed, law enforcement has asked for drug and alcohol testing for the truck’s driver, as well as for the man killed.

Those left to mourn the loss of loved ones, as well as people who have been injured, in motorcycle accidents need and deserve assistance. Consulting with an experienced attorney after crashes such as the above may be a good way for people to find out more about their rights and options for pursuing financial compensation.