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Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Prompts Safety Concerns

by Staff Blogger | October 27th, 2014

The sun is beginning to rise later and is setting earlier across Middle Tennessee as we prepare for the clocks to fall back. This time of year can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists as visibility decreases.

Just this past weekend there was a Tennessee motorcycle accident that was the result of a motorist’s failure to recognize a biker’s right-of-way. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, along Hampshire Pike in Columbia, Tennessee.

According to an article from the Columbia Daily Herald, the motorcyclist was heading westbound along the highway when the driver of a Chevrolet HHR attempted to turn left and failed to recognize the oncoming bike. The two vehicles collided and the motorcyclist was left with injuries that required transport to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident highlights the importance of motorists always looking out for motorcycles on the road. Additionally, motorcyclists following these tips to prevent accidents:

  • Wear a helmet and safety gear.
  • Drive defensively
  • Never drink and drive
  • Obey the posted speed limit
  • Eliminate distractions when driving

At Ponce Law, we know the risks motorcyclists face each time they hit the road, which is why our Nashville personal injury lawyers hope these tips help to keep you safe when on a motorcycle in the future.