Knoxville, TN – Samuel Bennett and Kerby Langford Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near Marketplace BlvdTennessee Legal News
Knoxville, TN (July 20, 2021) – Officers from the Knoxville Police Department have identified the two victims of a fatal motorcycle accident that took place in West Knoxville on Saturday, July 17th.
The crash occurred on Kingston Pike in the area of Market Place Boulevard and involved a sport utility vehicle. The victims have since been identified as 27-year-old Samuel Bennett, a resident of West Virginia, and 46-year-old Kerby Langford, of Knoxville.
At this time, no charges are expected to be filed in relation to the crash.
Knoxville Investigators believe that the motorcycle and the SUV were heading eastbound on Kingston Pike when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the two vehicles collided with one another. The impact of the collision caused both the operator and passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle.
The operator of the motorcycle was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was pronounced dead just a short while later. The passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. Samuel Bennett, and Mr. Kerby Langford, at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Knoxville
Even the most careful of motorcycle riders have greatly increased odds of sustaining injuries during a vehicle collision when compared to the occupant of a car or truck. According to newly established data calculated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who ride motorcycles incur five times the risk of enduring injuries than others involved in the crash.
Due to the fact that riders have no protection between their body, the pavement, or other vehicles, the injuries they receive are typically serious or fatal.
With a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the state’s judicial system, our experienced Knoxville motorcycle accident attorneys know how to the right way to construct a profitable Tennessee personal injury claim. We have worked hard to earn our esteemed reputation as one of the foremost law firms in the area and are proud of the valuable legal experience we have gained during the course of our careers.
Fatal collisions are a threat encountered by motorcyclists much more than the passengers or driver of any other kind of car or truck. While just 3% of registered vehicles in Tennessee are motorcycles, the state’s Department of Public Safety has recorded that Tennessee endured a total of 273 accident fatalities in 2017, 39 of which, about 14%, were riding motorcycles.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, the Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery to which Tennessee state law entitles you.
If you were recently injured by the carelessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your Tennessee motorcycle accident claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.
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Disclaimers: Fox & Farmer Attorneys at Law has been a family firm since 1987. We have worked very hard throughout the decades to help people who have been injured in serious accidents. We hope that by writing these posts that we will bring awareness to the dangers of driving in and around Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area. We want to remind our fellow community members to slow down and use caution when operating a motor vehicle so they will avoid being involved in a serious accident. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.