Speed likely factor in deadly motorcycle crash

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:25am
Staff reports

Metro Police say speed may have been a factor in the motorcycle crash Wednesday night that killed a Mt. Juliet man.

James L. Allen, 52, was riding his 2008 Harley Davidson southbound on Old Hickory Boulevard at 8:30 p.m. when witnesses reported he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Bridgeway Avenue, police said. He was wearing a helmet.

No one else was involved in the crash.

This is the second fatal single-vehicle motorcycle crash in recent weeks that police say was speed-related.

In the morning hours of May 27, Perry Dickerson of Ashland City was attempting to exit Interstate 65 at the Old Hickory Boulevard exit when he too lost control of his motorcycle.

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1 Comment on this post:

By: TharonChandler on 6/11/09 at 11:42

It is very difficult to simply 'fall asleep' on a motorcycle (the way a person might 'nod out' in a car), and it is very difficult for anyone to 'allow' themself to 'go too fast' into a dangerous situation (such as a curve or a bridge). It is common for a motorcyclist to want to 'get home quickly' when leaving anywhere in 'early morning hours', but not enough to crush their skull. Perhaps i am too suspicious with regard to strange deaths yet I also know (from perusing the news reports) that there are a lot of people dying strange and unusual deaths, for unexplained reasons.