Tennessee Motorcycle Accident

Crash alert: 2 men injured when motorcycles collide in Crossville

by Ponce Law | September 11th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – Two men were injured, one seriously, when their motorcycles collided on a street in Cumberland County Thursday afternoon.

According to 1057 News, the accident happened on North Main Street in Crossville just south of Interstate 40.  Police said 68-year-old Ronald K. Brewer was riding a Honda VTX when it crashed into another motorcycle that was operated by 63-year-old Charles R. Wear.

Brewer, of La Harpe, Illinois, was treated for serious injuries at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Wear, of Carthage, Illinois, was taken to Cumberland Medical Center. No details were released on the cause of the accident.

At Ponce Law, we know the dangers motorcycle riders face, and we’re here to protect their rights. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers will hold careless drivers accountable for their negligence. We have the experience to push back on the big insurance companies, and to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Motorcycle rider killed in Dickson County accident

by Ponce Law | September 8th, 2020

DICKSON COUNTY, TN – A motorcyclist was fatally struck by an SUV on a road in Dickson County early Saturday morning, according to News Channel 5.

The incident happened at about 3:45 a.m. on Highway 48 South. 55-year-old Tommy Wilson had been thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a deer and was lying in the road, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

A woman who was approaching the area driving a Toyota SUV did not see Wilson in the roadway at first, and the vehicle struck him as she was attempting to slow down, according to investigators.

The woman was not injured. No citations were issued in connection with the accident.

Motorcycle riders face the threat of serious accidents every single time they ride — but that shouldn’t be the case. 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: 1 dead, 1 hurt in Clarksville crash involving car and motorcycle

by Ponce Law | August 31st, 2020

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A man was killed and his wife was critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a car in Clarksville on Saturday morning.

According to WSMV, Elliott Cherry was driving the motorcycle at the time of the incident, which happened at the intersection of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Lady Marion Drive at about 6 a.m.

Cherry was riding north on Fort Campbell Boulevard with his wife Jessica Ripley on the back when they crashed into an Acura sedan as it made a left turn from Lady Marion Drive, police said.

Cherry died from injuries sustained in the accident. Ripley was listed in critical but stable condition.

Clarksville police are investigating the incident and have asked businesses in the area to review any of their security footage that might provide more information about what happened.

Don’t let your rights go unprotected after a motorcycle accident. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers know how accidents happen, and we’re here to hold careless drivers accountable for their negligence. Whether it’s gathering witness statements, or taking photographs of the accident scene, we’ll do what it takes to build a strong claim — and then we’ll tenaciously represent you to the insurance companies and even in court if necessary. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Nashville accident

by Ponce Law | August 19th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being seriously injured in a collision with a vehicle in Nashville, according to WKRN.

Police responded to the the area of Conference Drive and Gallatin Pike, where the motorcycle crashed into a sedan at about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

The motorcyclist was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The rider’s identity was not released. Metro Police are investigating the accident.

The lack of protection provided by motorcycles leaves riders facing the threat of serious accidents every single day they ride. And when motorcyclists get injured, they can suffer from negative stereotypes or blame. Don’t let your rights go unprotected after a motorcycle accident. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are 100 percent committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. 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.

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.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association Is Aiming to Reduce Motorcycle Accidents

by Staff Blogger | August 7th, 2015

Riding motorcycles can be a fun hobby, but there are risks associated with getting on a bike. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there were a total of 4,584 motorcycle accident fatalities last year.

With so many motorcycle collisions in our state, the Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers at Ponce Law explain that the GHSA is looking for better ways to protect the safety of motorcyclists.

Kendell Poole, the chairman of the GHSA and the director of the Tennessee Office of Highway Safety, says state officials are working on a multifaceted approach to motorcycle safety. The agency is working to promote laws that protect motorcyclists, but more importantly, they are asking motorcyclists to do their part to prevent injuries.

According to Clutch and Chrome, the GHSA has issued a report calling for motorcyclists to not only wear helmets every time they ride, but to invest in bikes with anti-lock braking systems, ride below posted speed limits, and avoid drinking and driving.

Other measure bikers can take to stay safe include:

  • Taking a motorcycle safety training course
  • Avoiding riding when it’s raining, snowing, or in heavy winds
  • Ensuring they are visible to others on the road

The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law point out that preventing motorcycle accidents isn’t just up to bikers. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle should remember to look twice before moving in traffic to ensure there isn’t an oncoming motorcyclist. We hope the efforts being made by the GHSA are successful in making Tennessee’s roadways safer!