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Failure to yield for bike causes fatal motorcycle accident

Tennessee roadways can be dangerous places for occupants of any type of vehicles. However, those on motorcycles have none of the protective devices that automobile drivers have such as airbags, seat belts and more. It is therefore not surprising that bikers are typically at higher risks of suffering severe or even fatal injuries in collisions. The vulnerability of bikers is underscored by a recent fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 70.

According to a police report, the accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. Reportedly a 69-year-old was eastbound on Highway 70 on his Harley-Davidson when a pickup truck driver failed to yield for the motorcyclist. A 76-year-old man operated the pickup truck.

Police say the pickup truck driver turned directly into the road of the motorcyclist. The impact was on the pickup's front passenger side. The biker suffered fatal injuries, and he died at the crash scene. Police say the driver of the truck did not suffer serious injuries, and they do not suspect drugs or alcohol to have played a role in the accident. They said charges against the driver are pending.

Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is naturally traumatic for the surviving family members. During this challenging time, they will likely have to deal with unanticipated expenses like end-of-life expenses, lost income and a host of emotional damages. If the negligence of another party caused a motorcycle accident in Tennessee, an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney can assist with the legal proceedings of a civil lawsuit.

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