It was during the early evening hours on March 25th when Kelly Duggan went out for a bike ride. While riding on a bike path, the 62-year-old was struck by a driver near Crockett Road and Witherspoon Drive. Fox 17 reported that the driver had been trying to negotiate a turn and in the process of doing so, left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. While all of this was happening, Duggan was struck.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene where they performed life-saving efforts, however, they were unable to save the woman’s life. The news source stated that the wreck is still under investigation and the Distract Attorney General will determine if any criminal charges shall be filed against the driver.
Bike Riding Safety Tips
Although bike riding is a great form of exercise, it does carry risks when done on a roadway or near an area where vehicles are traveling. If you or your child are going to go out for a bike ride, consider implementing these safety tips provided on behalf of the AAA Exchange that can help you avoid collisions:
- Refrain from wearing headphones while riding.
- Keep both hands on the handlebars at all times, unless you are signaling.
- Keep both feet on the pedals.
- If you are traveling in a group, be sure to ride single-file and with the flow of traffic.
- Wear a helmet that is bright along with reflective clothing. This will help to make you more visible to drivers.
- Use proper hand signaling.
- Avoid riding early in the morning or at night when it is more difficult for drivers to see you.
- Keep your eye out for any hazards in the road (i.e. uneven, rough surfaces, objects, slippery surfaces, etc.).
Aside from implementing these tips, it would also be beneficial for you to familiarize yourself with Tennessee’s Bicycle Laws as these aim to help keep you safe while riding a bike.
I was involved in an accident while bicycling in Nashville, TN. Should I contact a personal injury lawyer?
In the event you were involved in a wreck with a driver while riding your bike and you suffered injuries, we recommend that you contact Nashville, TN personal injury attorney George R. Fusner Jr. immediately. If the driver you were involved in the accident with was violating a traffic law or engaging in reckless behavior, you may be able to hold him/her liable for your injuries/losses. One way you can do this is why filing a personal injury claim against them.
Should you decide to file a claim against a driver, you will be expected to prove they were negligent, which can sometimes be difficult to do. However, when you have a personal injury law firm such as the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. representing you, you stand a better chance at winning your case.
The Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. can be reached at:
7104 Peach Court
Brentwood, TN 37027