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Motorcycle Rider Miraculously Survives Sixty-Foot Fall in Linden, Tennessee


September 13, 2019

LINDEN, Tenn. — An experienced motorcycle rider lost control over his bike and hit the barrier alongside the road. The impact with the barrier ejected the rider off of the motorcycle and off of the bridge, falling some 60 feet to the ground below. Numerous motorists who witnessed the accident called for help immediately, and several first responders flocked to the scene. Authorities were able to rescue the rider from the floor of the wooded area below the bridge that spans a section of Highway 412 in Perry County, Tennessee according to WBBJTV. Authorities say that the man is lucky to have survived the crash and fall. The motorbike rider is in critical condition. *

A tranquil Monday morning turned terrifying in a matter of moments as witness saw the motorcycle rider strike the jersey barrier that forms the boundary of the bridge on Highway 412, about one-eighth of a mile from the Tennessee River. The witnesses described how the rider flew off of the bike and over the bridge. 

The lead investigator and chief deputy for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office cannot explain why the experienced rider lost control. Police have not ruled out involvement from another vehicle that might have pushed the rider into the jersey barrier. The chief deputy said that the rider hit the wall once, bounced off and continued down the road only to strike the barrier a second time. It was the second impact with the wall that cast the rider off of the bike.

The chief deputy said that the man was injured severely. As a result, the rescue personnel called for an airlift to Vanderbilt Medical Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee. First responders included crews from Perry County EMS, Perry County rescue squad, Tennessee Highway Patrol officers, and deputies from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. There is no updated information available concerning the rider’s medical condition.

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Source:https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/09/09/motorcyclist-survives-60-ft-fall-in-perry-county/

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