Truck and motorcycle collide on Highway 111
by Rima Austin | August 23, 2018 3:00 pm
At approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23, a truck heading north on Highway 111 struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Fred Hill Road and Highway 111. According to the driver of the truck, the man on the motorcycle pulled out of Fred Hill Road to go north on 111. The motorcycle then veered to the outside lane where the truck struck the motorcycle, knocking the occupant off of it and into the road. The motorcycle was caught underneath the bumper of the truck, which came to a rest in the median of the highway.
According to officer Cody Roberts with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the operator of the motorcycle, who was in his seventies, was not seriously injured. Sgt. Ronnie Simmons, also with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, was in charge of the scene.
“They are flying him because he was having some memory issues,” says Simmons. “It is a possible head injury. He doesn’t seem to have any major injuries.”
The operator of the motorcycle was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. The operator of the truck was shaken but able to go home.