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Car turns in front of Motorcycle and is hit in the Passenger Door


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On 4-28-11 around 10:30am, Gerald Lopez was in a Ford Escort stopped in the left turn lane of northbound Fort Campbell Blvd at Dover Crossing waiting to make a left turn onto Dover Crossing.

The traffic light turned green, but southbound traffic did not begin to move so Lopez started to make a left turn and then saw a Honda motorcycle, driven by a 52 year old male, approaching in the right southbound lane of Fort Campbell Blvd.

Motorcycle collides with Ford Escort. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Motorcycle collides with Ford Escort. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The motorcycle collided with the passenger side door of the Ford.

The motorcyclist was transported by Air Evac to Vanderbilt with head trauma and wrist fracture and is in stable condition.

Gerald Lopez was cited for Failure to Yield.

The lead investigator is Officer Melissa Spielhagen.





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