Shortly after 5:30 p.m., officers were summoned to E. McEwen Drive near Carothers Parkway for a car vs. motorcycle injury-crash. Arriving officers found the severely injured 44-year-old Franklin motorcycle driver off of the roadway, in an area of trees.
Traffic Reconstructionists from the Franklin Police Department’s Critical Incident Response team determined that the motorcycle driver was traveling east on E. McEwen, just east of Carothers Parkway, when a 50-year-old Nolensville woman in an SUV, who was also traveling east, initiated a lane change and knocked the motorcycle into the curb. The victim was launched from the motorcycle before he collided with a tree. He suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center.
No charges have been filed, but an in-depth investigation into the crash is underway. Investigators remain on-scene at this hour. The roadway is expected to re-open before 10pm.
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