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Motorcyclist airlifted after Tennessee highway accident
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 18, 2012
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident with a car or truck, due to the sheer size difference, the rider can end up seriously hurt. Many times, these injuries are also ones that can require expensive medical treatment and can end up causing the motorcyclist pain for years to come.
Recently, a 60-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to a medical center after being involved in an accident with a car. At this point, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating what happened, but the driver of the car has already been charged for failing to yield and not having any insurance.
The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. The 60-year-old was riding a motorcycle northbound on Highway 19E when he was hit by a car. The 74-year-old driver of that car had pulled directly into the path of the motorcyclist and hit the side of the bike.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the 60-year-old was conscious, but lying on the ground with his legs twisted. His injuries were severe enough to require immediate medical attention, and he was transported by helicopter to a medical center.
Afterwards, the driver who caused the accident was cited as being at fault, and received charges for not yielding.
In general, many accidents happen when the driver of a car or truck does not see a motorcycle and either pulls out in front of them, or changes lanes. In this crash, while the driver of the car did not appear to suffer from any injuries, the motorcyclist was seriously injured, which is often the case in motorcycle accidents.