“People usually fly up and down, through here.” A local Chattanooga woman described the dangerous conditions at the corner of Rossville and 43rd to reporters with News Channel 9. And her concerns are certainly valid. That intersection was the site of a tragic motorcycle accident Thursday evening.
It’s believed that a young rider was racing down Rossville Boulevard when he lost control of his bike and crashed into a concrete sign. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Those that frequently travel Rossville are saddened by the wreck but aren’t surprised.
Another local who’s not only familiar with that stretch of road but also deals in motorcycles describes the hazards of the road. “Gravel, pot holes, steel that’s in the road, any hazards… It’s a different mentality when you get on your bike, you need to change the way you think and ride.”
Motorcycle fatalities spiked last year in Tennessee, rising an alarming 21% from 2011. So, what can we do to curb this dangerous trend? The majority of motorcycle accidents occur because other motorists claim that they didn’t see the rider until it was too late. Tennessee officials have rolled out several campaigns in hopes of raising motorists’ awareness of motorcyclists including “Look Twice, Save a Life.” But the most important thing as a rider is to take it upon yourself to make sure that you’re seen.
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Source. NewsChannel9.com, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/police-investigate-fatal-motorcycle-crash-6363.shtml?wap=0,’ July 26, 2013.
Source. TimesFreePress.com, ‘http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jul/26/motorcyclist-fatal-rossville-blvd-crash-identified/,’ July 26, 2013.