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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.

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