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Category Archives: Motorcycle Accidents


What Is A No-Contact Motorcycle Accident In Nashville, Tennessee?

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Not all motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle colliding with other motor vehicles on the road. A motorcyclist may crash their bike without having any direct contact with other vehicles. When this happens, this type of accident is considered a no-contact motorcycle accident. However, even though a motorcyclist did not collide with another vehicle, the… Read More »


Is Motorcycle Lane Splitting Illegal in Tennessee?

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While you can see motorcyclists riding between lanes of traffic – also known as the practice of “lane splitting” – quite frequently in Tennessee, many drivers and bikers alike wonder, “Is lane splitting illegal in the state?” Under the TN Code § 55-8-182, lane splitting is illegal. The law says that: Motorcyclists are not… Read More »


What You Need to Know If You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident

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Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the woman who died in a motorcycle crash along Highway 36 in Washington County. The woman was a 32-year-old Telford, Tenn., resident. She was a passenger on a motorcycle that struck a truck that was pulling a trailer. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the… Read More »


Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Nashville

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When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with another vehicle, the ramifications can be quite serious for the operator of the motor bike. Take, for example, the awful collision that occurred at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Burning Tree Drive. The operator of a 2004 Yamaha was traveling north on Old… Read More »


Motorcycle Accident in Lebanon

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A particularly serious motorcycle accident occurred almost about a year ago in Lebanon, Tennessee. Two individuals died during the accident, which occurred when a motor vehicle traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line of the road and struck the motorcyclists. The accident report allegedly contains information that drug paraphernalia was located in… Read More »


Accidents Due to Defective Guardrails

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A Tennessee motorist was recently killed in a single motor vehicle collision. The motorist was headed east on Nashville pike when the driver’s motor vehicle crossed into the opposing lanes of traffic. The motorist’s vehicle soon collided with a guardrail, flipped into a tree line, and caught fire. The motor vehicle’s driver was taken… Read More »

Suspected Drunk Truck Driver Arrested After Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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According to news reports, the driver of a semi-truck, who was involved in a fatal crash recently was arrested and charged for leaving the scene of the accident, and trying to hide the damage on the truck. Officials with Metro police say that a truck driver named Jose Oscar Gallardo-Lopez was traveling Westbound and… Read More »

Motorcyclist Dies after Construction Zone Accident

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A local Tennessee man died recently as a result of injuries sustained following a motorcyle accident near Lakewood KY. The man, identified by authorities as Joseph McKinney, passed away one day after crashing his motorcycle while traveling through a coned construction zone. McKinney and a passenger, later identified as Lisa Ogle, were riding his… Read More »

Motorcycle Accident Kills Soldier

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A motorcycle rider and military soldier was killed recently in a motorcycle accident in Clarksville, Tennessee. Tyler W. Day, 24, was riding his motorcycle around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday with a group of other motorcyclists westbound on Tiny Town Road near Tara Boulevard. Mr. Day collided with another motorcyclist in the group, Mike B…. Read More »

Nashville Hospitals Seeing Increase in Motorcycle Accidents

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With spring upon us and outdoor recreational activities starting back up, medical professionals at Vanderbilt Hospital and other trauma centers around Nashville are already seeing an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents on the roads. Just recently, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt Hospital treated five motorcyclists for serious injuries, and sadly one driver did… Read More »

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