Tennessee car accidents: Hit-and-run crash injured motorcyclist

When residents of Tennessee find they have been involved in a vehicular accident while driving a passenger vehicle, the range of injuries can span from minor to catastrophic. When individuals are involved in car accidents in which they were operating a motorcycle, the injuries they suffer are typically serious to catastrophic, as motorcycles afford little to no protection. Such is the case of a recent accident that sent one individual to the hospital.

According to the authorities, the accident occurred in Johnson City on a recent Friday. It occurred when a 54-year-old male driver crashed his vehicle into a motorcycle operated by a 23-year-old man. After the crash, the driver believed responsible fled the scene of the accident.

However, a witness to the accident alerted the authorities while following the man's vehicle. The man was subsequently arrested. The operator of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a local medical center for treatment.

The driver is currently facing three charges related to the accident he allegedly caused and is being held at the Carter County Detention Center. When individuals are involved in car accidents, the victims typically consider the possibility of seeking financial compensation to cover what are potentially expensive medical needs as well as rehabilitation. Negligent or distracted drivers can cause serious harm, and they can be held accountable for their dangerous actions on Tennessee roads and highways. Victims in these kinds of accidents typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the validity of their claim as well as to retain professional legal support while they seek justice through the civil justice system.

Source: wjhl.com, "Man arrested after leaving the scene of an accident with a motorcycle", Kasey Marler, Sept. 4, 2015

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