Tennessee residents who ride motorcycles typically enjoy the sense of freedom that only a motorcycle can afford. Although motorcycles provide a great deal of freedom as well as excitement, they also carry an inherent risk. When this risk results in a car accident, serious injuries can result. Such is the case in a recent accident that injured two individuals.
The accident occurred in Clarksville on a recent Monday afternoon, according to authorities. It involved two vehicles -- a passenger car as well as a motorcycle. It apparently occurred when the 72-year-old driver attempted to cross a parkway. In doing so, her vehicle struck a motorcycle operated by a 31-year-old man.
Both the driver of the car as well as a 73-year-old female passenger were taken to a local medical center as a precaution. The operator of the motorcycle as well as his 26-year-old female passenger were both rushed to local medical centers, the passenger arriving via LifeFlight. The rider is in stable condition while the passenger is currently in critical condition.
The investigation regarding this car accident is ongoing. The injured motorcyclist and his passenger may decide to pursue civil claims against the other driver for any monetary damages they incurred. In the case that criminal charges are formally filed and the prosecutors are able to secure a conviction on a charge that is related to this accident, proof of guilt might be offered as evidence in any personal injury claims related to the crash. This could help to establish negligence on the part of the car driver, which is required before a civil court will assess whether an award of damages is appropriate. Individuals in Tennessee who are seriously injured in an accident such as this typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the validity of the proposed personal injury claim and gain advice and guidance throughout the entirety of the claims process, which sometimes involves litigation in the civil justice system.
Source: clarksvillenow.com, "2 hospitalized in Hwy 76 motorcycle crash", Sept. 1, 2015