A Tennessee man has died after a sports utility vehicle turned into the path of a motorcycle, which resulted in a collision. The man's wife, who was riding as a passenger, was also injured in the motorcycle accident.
Both individuals were taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where the man died due to his injuries. The wife's injuries were not life-threatening. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the accident. The investigation into the collision is still ongoing, but alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.
In Knoxville, motorcycles are quickly becoming a primary mode of transportation. This has resulted in an increased number of accidents involving motorcycles. Motorcyclists often sustain severe injuries when these accidents occur, including serious head injuries, broken bones, road rash and spinal cord injuries. These injuries are often far more severe than any injuries sustained by the driver of the motor vehicle.
Most of these accidents occur when the motorcycle is in the driver's blind spot. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that it is safe to change lanes. If a driver does not see a motorcycle, any accident that occurs could result in a motorcyclist being injured or killed.
If an accident does occur that results in any serious injuries, wrongful deaths or damage to property, a Knoxville motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help. An experienced attorney may be able to represent the rights of those injured in motorcycle accidents and ensure that their clients receive the compensation that they deserve. The attorney might also handle any wrongful death suits on the behalf of clients who have lost loved ones in these serious accidents.
Source: Oak Ridge Today, "Lake City man dies, wife injured after Saturday motorcycle crash", John Huotari, June 01, 2013