MURFREESBORO, TN – The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck. The accident shut down Medical Center Parkway Sunday night.
The motorcycle rider, a 35-year-old male, was critically injured in the crash near Warren Street around 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. The man was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and later flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where he remains in critical condition.
According to police, the motorcycle rider was not wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet. The driver of a green Toyota Tacoma pickup was not injured in the collision.
The preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle rider was traveling east on Medical Center when he switched lanes, colliding with the pickup truck, and losing control. Investigators say a third vehicle, an Audi R8, may have also played a role in the crash. The sports car didn’t sustain any damage.
Medical Center Parkway between Warren Street and The Fountains had to be closed to through traffic for nearly six hours on Sunday night while the crash was being investigated. The accident remains under investigation by the FACT team. Charges could be pending. According to the MPD, the Fatal Accident Crash Team investigates both fatal and non-fatal crashes where a patient may have life-threatening injuries.
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