On Monday, March 16, a collision between a motorcycle and a Ford Mustang on the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Clarksville resulted in the filing of criminal charges.
Two Lifeflight Helicopters Respond
Police responded to a call at 2:06 p.m. regarding an accident between Red Coat Run and Bellshire Drive. Dispatchers sent two Lifeflight helicopters to the scene, and the helicopters landed in the eastbound lanes of the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, in front of the Hilldale Church of Christ. The motorcycle’s male driver and female passenger were subsequently airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
According to a police spokesperson, the driver died the following day. The passenger’s condition was not initially disclosed. The driver of the Mustang was not injured.
Criminal Charges Filed
The spokesperson also indicated that officers took the 72-year-old motorist into custody. He was subsequently booked into the Montgomery County Jail. He now faces a reckless homicide charge. In the aftermath of several fatal motorcycle crashes in the Nashville area, the spokesperson spoke of the need for everyone on the roadways to remain alert as the arrival of spring brings motorcyclists out in greater numbers.
If you or a family member suffers an injury due to the possible negligence of a motorist, it is often possible to pursue compensation in the state’s civil courts. Monetary damages may include payment for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses.