UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this past Saturday sends husband and wife to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Sep 18, 2014 at 09:35 pm by bryan

We wanted to update our audience on a serious automobile verses motorcycle collision that occurred this past Saturday afternoon (9/13/14). Sadly, one of two on the bike died on Thursday (9/18/14).

The Tennessee Highway Patrol originally reported that a 2005 Mercedes being driven by a 21-year old failed to yield and struck the motorcycle being operated by Chris Fowler of Murfreesboro. The wreck happened on Barfield Road at Veterans Parkway.


38-year old Fowler and his 36-year old wife Amy were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville by Helicopter shortly after paramedics arrived on the scene. Both underwent surgeries. While Amy Fowler survived the wreck, her husband Chris died on Thursday.

The T-H-P wrote in a crash report that the Mercedes being driven by Edward Freeman Peterson failed to yield while making a left turn. In the process of turning, Peterson struck Fowlers' 2012 Suzuki. Peterson was cited for "Failing to Yield." No further charges are expected.

Important Note: Friends of the family are currently asking for prayers for the surviving family of Mr. Chris Fowler. Prayers are badly needed for Amy Fowler as well.

Full details from the THP:

Date: 9/13/14

Time: 2:36 pm

Hwy: Barfield Road

Nearest intersection: Kimbro Road

County: Rutherford

Vehicle 1: 2005 Mercedes MGO

Driver 1

Name: Edward Freeman Peterson - No Injury

Age: 21

From: Murfreesboro, TN

Seat Belt: YES

*Cited for failure to yield

Passenger 1

Name: Jeremy Tyler Weatherford - No injury

Age: 22

From: Murfreesboro, TN

Seat Belt: YES

Vehicle 2: 2012 Suziki VL8 Motorcycle

Driver 2

Name: Christopher Fowler - died on Thursday 9/18/14

Age: 38

From: Murfreesboro, TN

Helmet: YES, DOT Compliant

*Transported by EMS-Air to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Passenger 1

Name: Amy Fowler - Injured

Age: 36

From: Murfreesboro, TN

Helmet: YES, DOT Compliant

*Transported by EMS-Air to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Crash Description: Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barfield Rd coming to a stop at the stop sign. Vehicle 2 was traveling westbound on Veterans Parkway. Vehicle 1 proceeded to turn left failing to yield to vehicle 2.

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