In Knoxville, a motorcycle collided with an SUV, and the rider is in critical condition after the wreck. Moreover, the driver who allegedly caused the horrific accident sped away after the crash.
According to reports, the accident happened at about 7:24 in the evening, on the last Saturday in April. It was at the intersection between Fennel Road and East Inskip. The Knoxville Police Department indicated that the motorcycle rider is 33 years old, and he was thrown from his bike in the accident.
Pictures from the scene show the green motorcycle lying on its side in the road, and there are pieces of debris scattered across the blacktop.
Rescue teams took the 33-year-old man to the medical center at the University of Tennessee.
Police then set out looking for the driver of the SUV, who had left the scene. It did not take them long to find the 36-year-old man they say is responsible. He is now facing charges for leaving the scene, not having insurance, not having a license and driving under the influence. The authorities did say that more charges could be brought against him. Of course, the nature of the charges could also change if the rider passes away.
Even motorcycle riders who live through devastating accidents can be left with long-term injuries that change the course of their lives. These injuries can derail a career, lead to the need for life-long care and physical therapy, make hobbies and pastimes impossible and much more. When negligent drivers cause these accidents, riders need to know if they have a right to compensation.
Source: WATE, “Knoxville driver charged with DUI after hit-and-run crash,” May 01, 2017