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Tennessee car accident: Motorcyclist dies after pedestrian struck

A motorcycle versus pedestrian accident resulted in the death of one Tennessee man on a recent Saturday evening. The car accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. A pedestrian was trying to remove a piece of debris from the middle of Interstate 65 when he was struck by a motorcycle.

According to police, the 45-year-old pedestrian had just blown a tire on his pickup truck and was trying to remove a piece of tire that had been left in the road. That is when he was hit by the 34-year-old male motorcyclist. Both the motorcyclist and his 27-year-old female passenger were thrown from the bike.

The motorcyclist died in the collision. His passenger suffered serious injuries and was listed in critical condition. The pedestrian was also listed in critical condition.

Police have released only a few details regarding how this crash may have occurred, but they say that alcohol was not likely a factor in the crash. As they continue to complete their investigations, more details will likely be revealed. That evidence may be crucial to the family members of the deceased man and the other injured individuals if they wish to evaluate the strength of pursuing civil claims relating to the accident.

There are an infinite number of ways that a Tennessee car accident can occur. For victims of crashes caused by another person’s negligence, financial losses may be pursued in a personal injury or wrongful death case. Damages claimed may include money to pay for medical care, end of life expenses, permanent or temporary disability, and pain and suffering.

Source: wkrn.com, "1 killed, 2 injured after motorcycle hits pedestrian on I-65", , July 5, 2014

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