Knoxville Motorcycle Crash Kills High School Biker, Injures Motorist

Posted On: October 18, 2012 under

A Knoxville motorcycle accident claimed the life of a 15-year-old Karns High School student after his bike collided with a car on West Emory Road recently, according to an article in The Knoxville News.

The young man was riding near Copper Ridge Road when he began to pass two vehicles ahead of him that were slowing down, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. As he passed the vehicles, one of them began to make a left turn into a driveway on West Emory Road. The motorcycle collided with the side of the turning vehicle. The vehicle skidded off the road and hit a utility pole, while the motorcycle landed in a ditch on the side of the road.

Both the driver of the vehicle and the motorcyclist were wearing safety equipment at the time of the fatal motorcycle accident: the driver had his seat belt on, and the young motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Rescue workers rushed the injured motorcyclist to a local hospital, where he lost his life due to devastating injuries several hours later. The driver of the vehicle was also injured, but no update on his condition has been released.

When a motorcycle collides with a car, truck, or SUV, both those on the bike and those in the car can be seriously injured. If you’ve been injured in a crash, a skilled Tennessee motorcycle crash lawyerat Massey & Associates can help you get the compensation you need and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (423) 697-4529