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Tennessee roads getting slick: Motorists take care

With the changing of the seasons, so comes the changing of the weather. This is not news to most, but it could be surprisingly dangerous if Tennessee drivers aren't aware of the state of their roads. There have been reports recently about the worsening condition of the roads due to rain and ice, causing there to be multiple accidents and collisions throughout the state and nation.

One Tennessee man lost his life earlier this month after riding his motorcycle and losing control of the vehicle. He and his bike were reportedly lifted off the ground due to speed and loss of control, sending him into the lane of oncoming traffic, where he was run over by a truck heading north on South Carothers Road. The young man, 25, was declared dead after being taken to a nearby medical center and the driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries of note.

While it may not have been due to the nasty road conditions, this accident could serve as a cautionary tale for those who are needing to travel out on the roads this winter. Such an everyday occasion, driving may take more concentration and care while the temperatures continue to result in dangerous conditions.

The family of this young man may be entitled to certain compensation depending on the ongoing investigation, should they wish to pursue it. Tennessee residents who have been involved in a car accident due to the roads understand the complicated circumstances. However, should there be a belief that an accident occurred due to the negligence or distracted driving of someone else, working with an attorney could help to understand options regarding personal injury or wrongful death.

Source: The Tennessean, "Franklin police ID man killed in motorcycle crash," Jan. 8, 2013

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