Many people think the threat of an accident is reduced or eliminated by not driving a car and instead walking or riding a bike. While it is unclear whether the risk of injury or death is reduced, the fact remains that one is not wholly protected from a car accident by not driving a vehicle. All too often, pedestrians and bicycle riders are struck by inattentive drivers and serious injuries or death results. A recent fatal accident in Memphis serves as an example, one which Knoxville residents should be well aware.
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and relaxing. Yet, it does not take much for that joy ride to turn into a dangerous, deadly motorcycle accident. A negligent, speeding driver, or a failure to yield, can leave a motorcyclist with serious injuries including broken bones or a life-altering head injury. One of these accident occurred recently in Knoxville and shows the vulnerabilities associated with a motorcycle crash.
Deadly car accidents occur on Tennessee roadways far too frequently. Yet, another type of fatal accident is often overlooked: the hit-and-run car accident involving a pedestrian. Pedestrians, because they have no safety features surrounding them, are prone to serious injury and death when struck by a vehicle. A recent accident in Memphis shows just how tragic these incidences can be, and Knoxville residents should be aware they can happen anywhere.