Natchez Trace Parkway News Release - Bicyclist Struck by Motorist

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Date: November 6, 2017
Contact: Sarah Davis, Chief Ranger, 662-680-4016

MAURY CO, TN – On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist on the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile post 418. Randall Singleton, 58, of Charlotte, TN, was riding his bicycle north on the Parkway, when he was struck by a ’65 Ford Falcon. As a result of the impact, Singleton sustain significant head and leg injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt Medical by air ambulance.

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Maury County Deputies, and Maury County Emergency Services responded and assisted with the scene until rangers arrived. The driver of the vehicle remained on site and is cooperating with the investigation.

 

The Natchez Trace Parkway reminds all visitors to the Parkway that it is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on weekends and holidays. On the Parkway, in Mississippi and Tennessee, bicyclists are allowed to use the full lane of traffic to ride in when necessary. Federal regulations require bicyclist to ride single file, and riders are encouraged to move to the right to allow for vehicles to pass. It is also highly recommended that riders wear high-visibility clothing and have flashing front and rear lights. Motor vehicle drivers are responsible for providing a safe distance when overtaking and passing a bicyclist. Additional information on bicycling on the Parkway can be found at https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/bicyclinghome.htm.

 

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Last updated: November 8, 2017

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