Authorities reported details of an east Nashville crash that involved a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle. The accident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of south 14th Street, according to WKRN.
SUV Driver Attempting to Park
Police said a 1983 Honda motorcycle operated by a 30-year-old man was proceeding in thru traffic when it came upon an SUV involved in an attempt to parallel park. Investigators believe that the motorcyclist lost control of his bike, resulting in a collision between the motorcycle and the sport utility vehicle.
Motorcyclist Taken to Hospital
Emergency personnel rushed the motorcyclist to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. However, doctors were not able to save him. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the crash.
Multiple Factors Noted
Results of a preliminary investigation suggest that neither drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. However, authorities cited the speed of the motorcycle as a factor. The failure of the SUV driver to maintain the travel lane is another factor, according to a preliminary report.
Although the investigation into this motorcycle crash continues, victims of certain accidents have recourse in civil court under Tennessee state law. Injured victims sometimes seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. Survivors of those killed often seek compensation for burial expenses, pain-and-suffering and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a motorcycle crash, it is possible to speak with Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys about the matter. This conversation does not cost you anything. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.