Motorcycle Rider Airlifted After Accident

July 20, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

A 27 year old man, operating a motorcycle, was injured around 5:18 p.m. Thursday afternoon after he rear-ended an SUV at the intersection of Highway 56 and Big Hurricane Road.

Trooper Greg Tramel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Anthony King of Illinois was taken by DeKalb EMS to the Smithville Airport where he was airlifted by a Life Flight Helicopter Ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital.

According to Trooper Tramel, King was north on Highway 56 on a 2003 Buell Motorcycle when he ran into a 1985 Isuzu Trooper driven by Jeremy A. Scruggs of Smithville, who was stopped on Highway 56 north waiting for the traffic to clear before making a left turn onto Big Hurricane Road. King was thrown from the motorcycle upon impact.

Scruggs was not injured.

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