Man injured in motorcycle Parkway crash
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Knoxville man was flown to the hospital after sustaining an apparent leg injury in a three-motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon on Foothills Parkway.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said the 34-year-old Knoxville man, who was not identified, was injured in a three-motorcycle crash on the south end of Foothills Parkway about two miles from Look Rock. The crash happened at around 3:30 p.m.
The man’s motorcycle traveled about 10 to 20 feet down an embankment, Soehn said. While a pregnant woman was also involved in the crash, she did not require transportation to the hospital, Soehn said.
Rural/Metro Ambulance Service drove the victim from the crash site toward the West Lamar Alexander Parkway end of Foothills Parkway, where the Lifestar helicopter had landed in a pull-off area. The man sustained what appeared to be a leg injury and was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for non life-threatening injuries, Soehn said.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Blount County Fire Department also responded to the scene.