(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police are investigating a possible road rage incident involving a motorcycle rider and the driver of an SUV. The incident occurred shortly before 6:00 o’clock Friday night (9/24/2021) in front of Bumpus Harley Davidson at 2250 NW Broad Street. A Bike Night event was in progress at that time. Fortunately, no bystanders were hurt.
The SUV flipped after it crashed into a City of Murfreesboro Rover bus. Several people were injured.
The driver of the SUV told police that a motorcyclist pointed a gun at him on I-840. The SUV driver said he followed the motorcyclist to Bumpus and ended up colliding with the Rover bus. The vehicle flipped onto its roof and the bus crashed into a utility pole.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department firefighters stabilized the overturned SUV and helped the occupants out.
There were three people inside the SUV: a father, mother, and their 9-year-old daughter.
The mother, her daughter, and the bus driver were taken to the hospital by Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services.
All were alert and talking. As a precaution, the 9-year-old was later transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital by a LifeFlight helicopter.
The SUV driver was not injured, but received a citation for reckless driving, and officers obtained a warrant for reckless endangerment for chasing after the motorcyclist.
Police were not able to locate the motorcycle rider.
There were no passengers on the bus.
The crash remains under investigation.