Friday, June 15, 2012

Motorcyclist Injured On Spillway

An accident involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck occurred this afternoon on Spillway Road near Regions Bank.  Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at 2:40p.m. 

Reservoir personnel assist the rider of the motorcycle. 
The impact knocked his helmet off, it can be seen
near the curb in the lower left of the photo
 A witness told TRN the truck was exiting from the Regions parking lot and was hit by the eastbound motorcycle. 

The rider of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital, the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.  The driver of the truck remained on the scene and did not appear to be injured.  

click photos to enlarge

 The Rez News

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

so you are saying this is the motorcyclists fault?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle. It seems unlikely that the motorcyclist would somehow not see the truck and run into it.

Anonymous said...

I dont think they are leaving any stone unturned at this moment. But I do say that truck took a heck of a whack for the motorcycle to have just come through an intersection. JS

Anonymous said...

Leave it alone. A man is hurt! Who cares how it happened.

Anonymous said...

The truck just pulled out. The driver wasnt paying attention I was their

Anonymous said...

No one in this thread knows what happened. Who cares what happened. A man was hurt and he was treated and sent to the hospital and is still in pretty rough shape. It is not our place to judge any of that. Let those in charge of doing that do so. And yes, I was there. I am actually in one of the pictures but I will not say who.

Anonymous said...

That area is so congested. With the Regions exits, Spann drive, the exits on either side of Fresh Market, etc, traffic gets crazy there. I saw a truck pull out of Regions and try to go straight across all 5 lanes in heavy traffic. Make the block people. It's much safer! Prayers for the motorcycle rider and his healing.

j gordon said...

Please pray for his family. The man on the bike is an exceptional father of four young boys. He is a happy guy that works hard and is a fine man. Please pray for his recovery.

S. Willoughby said...

Anyone thinking this accident is the motorcyclist's fault should seriously stay off the road. When turning out INTO traffic, you make sure it is clear FIRST!!! The truck failed to do this.Pulling onto Spillway requires Spillway to first have space for you. Hmmm, this driver didn't take the time to check. The road is just as much for cycles as for cars, the driver of the truck failed to look. Period.

CW said...

REALLY??? There is someone who believes this could be the motorcyclists's fault??? Learn the rules of the road. Before you pull out to turn, IT MUST BE CLEAR FIRST! Truck clearly pulled out right in front of motorcycle. Pray for this family, and thank the sweet Lord daily it was not your own!

Anonymous said...

I am poster #1 and a cyclist and a motorcyclist. Just sounded slanted to me...just seeing if anyone else agreed

Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Hmmm, truck pull out from bank, INTO traffic.

Traffic has right of way.

Doesn't take a diploma to figure that out.

nep1@rocketmail.com said...

i USED to ride a motorcycle but sold it last yeaqr be cause there are TOO MANY IDIOTS on the road. It everyone road a bike or a horse, there would be A LOT FEWER wrecks. With all the protection around people in vehicles, they don't take the time to see if anything smaller than a semi is headed their way.