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Fatal accident reported in Franklin, Tennessee

A motorcyclist was killed in Franklin, Tennessee in Williamson County; a southern suburb of Nashville. According to the police report, the victim's motorcycle was hit head-on. The victim, a resident of Lynchburg, was taken to Williamson Medical Center after the accident, where he was declared dead. The police suspect that this may be an alcohol-related accident.

According to the police report, another motorcyclist was driving on Franklin Road, crossed the center line and collided with the victim's motorcycle. The motorcyclist, 46 years of age, has been charged with vehicular homicide and failure to maintain a lane. The investigators suspect that the negligent driver was impaired at the time of the crash, and they are waiting for the blood-alcohol test results. The accused had previously been released on bond for charges of vehicular assault and driving under the influence filed by the Franklin Police during the summer.

The deceased leaves behind a grieving mother, wife and daughter. The obituary indicates that he worked with the Virginia Department of Transportation as a fiscal analyst.

The negligence of the other biker impacted the lives of an entire family. Aside from losing a loved one, the deceased might have been the primary income earner in the family. Though state law provides that all monetary loss, such as medical expenses, can be recovered from the insurers of the negligent driver, no amount of monetary compensation can bring back a loved one. The only solace for the grieving family is to see that the person responsible for their loss is brought to justice.

Source: The News & Advance, "Lynchburg man dies in Tennessee wreck," Barrett Mohrmann, Nov. 27, 2012

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