Motorcycle Accident

Crash alert: Driver charged in death of motorcyclist

by Ponce Law | August 5th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A truck driver is facing charges in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Briley Parkway last month, according to a report by WSMV.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said 63-year-old David Hayden of Calhoun, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with vehicular homicide by recklessness.

According to investigators, Hayden was driving a tractor-trailer north on Briley Parkway July 10 when he missed an exit to Interstate 24 and stopped on the roadway. 35-year-old Roderick Left of Madison was riding a Suzuki motorcycle and crashed into the back of Hayden’s truck. Left was pronounced dead at a hospital.

At Ponce Law, we know the dangers motorcycle riders face, and we’re here to ensure your voice is heard. Don’t let your rights go unprotected after a motorcycle accident. Our experienced Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are 100 percent committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients and helping them get the justice and fair compensation they deserve. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Motorcycle rider injured in Crossville crash

by Ponce Law | August 3rd, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on a Cumberland County road Sunday afternoon, according to a report by 1057 News.

The incident happened on Genesis Road near Interstate Drive in Crossville. Authorities said police and medics responding to the scene were able to free the man, who was sitting up near the spot where the motorcycle had come to rest.

The rider was said to be alert, and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Motorcycles are popular on our area roadways, but don’t always provide enough protection for riders who face serious accidents every time they ride. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are fully committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Fatal motorcycle accident on Old Hickory Boulevard

by Ponce Law | August 3rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Metro Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that took place in Nashville Friday night, WKRN reported.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Darrell Clark of Pegram, Tennessee. The crash occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Old Hickory Boulevard. Investigators determined that Clark was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle and crashed into the side of a Honda minivan as it was turning onto the entrance ramp from Old Hickory Boulevard to Interstate 40 East. Clark was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe Clark was speeding at the time of the incident and said that the driver of the Honda, 63-year-old Robert Rucker of Nashville, failed to yield the right of way. Rucker sustained minor injuries.

Don’t let your rights go unprotected after a motorcycle accident. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping those who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in a collision. Our legal staff is available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.

Crash alert: Motorcycle accident injures woman in Cumberland County

by Ponce Law | July 28th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – An accident in Catoosa Wildlife Management Area Sunday left a motorcycle passenger injured, according to 1057 News.

A man told police he was riding the motorcycle on an ATV trail off of Brock Lane when it lost traction as he was trying to negotiate a mud hole. A woman who was riding as his passenger suffered a foot injury in the incident.

The woman, 54-year-old Eva Todd of Knoxville, was loaded onto a backboard by Cumberland County first responders. She was taken to an ambulance for treatment.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Driver charged in collision that killed motorcyclist

by Ponce Law | July 24th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A driver is facing charges in connection with an accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Nashville July 17, according to The Tennessean.

Police said 33-year-old Brandon Hayes was driving a Lincoln Town Car at about 12:20 a.m. and turning from Old Hickory Boulevard onto Myatt Drive when the collision occurred. The motorcycle struck Hayes’ vehicle on the passenger side. Witnesses told police the motorcycle driver had the green light at the time of the crash.

20-year-old Matthew Taylor was pronounced dead at Skyline Medical Center. Another person on the motorcycle, Trey Faulk, was critically injured.

According to the police report, Hayes admitted to drinking before the accident. He has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Motorcyclist killed in collision on Briley Parkway

by Ponce Law | July 13th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a truck on a roadway in Nashville Friday night, WKRN reported.

Police said Roderick Left, age 35, was riding his motorcycle on Briley Parkway at about 8 p.m. when he crashed into the rear of a semi driven by David Hayden, 63.  The accident happened as Hayden was preparing to enter the entrance ramp onto Interstate 24 westbound.  Investigators believe the main cause of the incident was that Hayden’s truck had stopped in the road.

Left, of Madison, was pronounced dead later at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.  Hayden was not hurt in the accident.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 2 from Nashville hurt when motorcycle hits deer

by Ponce Law | July 9th, 2020

BELMONT, IN –  Two people from Nashville were hospitalized after a motorcycle collided with a deer, according to a report by the Brown County Democrat.

The accident happened July 3 on State Road 46 near Summers Place Trail in Brown County, Indiana. Authorities say Todd and Amanda Rider, both 39, were riding their motorcycles when Amanda tried to swerve out of the way of a deer in the road.

She ended up hitting the deer and was ejected from the motorcycle. Todd lost control while trying to avoid her motorcycle and was also ejected.

They were both taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Runner in Nashville fatally struck by motorcycle

by Ponce Law | July 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man out for a run on a Nashville roadway was fatally struck by a motorcyclist Saturday morning, WKRN reported.

74-year-old Gregory Wood of Goodlettsville was running at about 6:30 a.m. and was crossing Springfield Highway at Gaylemore Drive when he was hit by a Harley Davidson motorcycle, police said.  The motorcycle rider told police that he locked his brakes and that Wood had stopped in the middle of the traffic lane.

Wood was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The motorcyclist was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

There were no signs that the victim or the motorcyclist were impaired at the time, according to investigators.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Motorcyclist dead after accident in Greene County

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

GREENE COUNTY, TN – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer in Greene County Monday afternoon, WVLT reported.

The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the 14,000 block of Kingsport Highway, also known as State Route 93.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Logan Collins of Belfry, Kentucky was riding a Suzuki motorcycle when it crossed the center line and hit the tractor trailer as it was headed in the opposite direction.

Collins died in the crash.  The truck driver was not hurt.

Collins’s license has been suspended and he was not wearing a helmet, according to state troopers.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Man killed in motorcycle accident in downtown Nashville

by Ponce Law | June 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, T.N. – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision in downtown Nashville on Sunday morning, News Channel 5 reports.

28-year-old Phillip Steverson ran into a Nissan Sentra stopped at a red light at the intersection of Demonbreun and 8th Avenue South around 3:15 in the morning. He was thrown off his motorcycle and later declared dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

The driver of the Sentra was not injured.

The Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyers of Ponce Law publish these news stories to help keep those in our community safe. We represent those who’ve been hurt or who’ve lost loved ones due to the reckless, careless, or otherwise negligent actions of others. We hope you find these news stories to be informative and helpful, and if you’ve been hurt, we’ll be ready to help. Call us 24/7 at (844) 648-1678 or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our team today.