ANDERSON COUNTY CRASHES INJURE 8
Accidents involving motorcycles are often serious since riders are not as protected as drivers or passengers in motor vehicles. Tennessee bikers who are injured in crashes may suffer devastating injuries that can greatly impact their quality of life. These injuries can include brain trauma, broken bones, and even temporary and permanent paralysis.
Two recent crashes on I-75 in Rocky Top that injured eight people involved four motorcycles, as well as two cars and a semi truck. It is uncertain which collision happened first but one occurred when two vehicles were hit by a third that did not stop. No information was available as to whether the semi was the vehicle that made the strike.
The other accident happened when a motorcyclist was hit by another rider. That rider was trying to correct course after veering off the road for unknown reasons. Both Anderson County and Campbell County emergency services responded to the accident, as did three LifeStar helicopters. Six of the injured were transported to local hospitals by ambulance, while the other two victims were airlifted. There was no word on the extent of, the type or severity of the injuries the victims incurred. Authorities also did not say whether all of the motorcycle riders were wearing helmets.
People who are injured in motorcycle accidents often have to deal with the physical, financial and emotional repercussions. They may struggle with nightmares, depression and the inability to return to work. Therefore, injured riders may wish to contact an experienced attorney to learn about their legal rights.