A Tennessee motorcyclist and his wife were involved in a collision with an sport utility vehicle (SUV) last week, on Lake City Highway in Anderson County, TN. According to authorities, the motorcycle accident occurred when a 71-year-old man operating an SUV turned into the path of the motorcycle being operated by 53-year-old Gregory McNelley. McNelley was killed in the collision and his wife, 49-year-old Julie McNelley, was injured. If you have suffered motorcycle accident injuries in Tennessee, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party found at-fault in the motorcycle crash, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Fatality
The deadly motorcycle accident took place at about 10:45 a.m. on June 1, while William and Julie McNelley were traveling on Lake City Highway, or US 25W, between Clinton and Lake City. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, William Ferrell, 71, was driving his Mercury Mountaineer SUV at that time, and turned into the path of McNelley’s motorcycle, resulting in the devastating accident. Following the collision, both Gregory and Julie McNelley were transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Gregory succumbed to his motorcycle accident injuries and died that same day; Julie was admitted to the hospital but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. As is the case in many accidents involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles, William Ferrell, the driver of the SUV, was not injured in the collision.
Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help
Due to the small profile of motorcycles and the limited protection they offer riders, motorcyclists involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle are far more likely to be injured or killed, compared to the vehicle occupants. Unfortunately, this is typically the case even when the accident is caused by the other driver. According to the sheriff’s department, the investigation into the cause of the deadly motorcycle accident is ongoing, but alcohol use is not suspected to be involved. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help. Our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout Tennessee, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.