Bicyclist struck on Natchez Trace Parkway has died from injuries
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials confirm a bicyclist struck by a car on Natchez Trace Parkway on Sunday has died from his injuries.
According to the hospital, Randall Singleton passed away from his injuries 11 p.m. Wednesday.
The 58-year-old was struck by a vehicle while biking on the parkway and suffered significant head and leg injuries. He was Life Flighted to VUMC for treatment but did not survive.
Singleton is the second bicyclist struck by a vehicle on the parkway this year.
TONIGHT at 5:30 on FOX 17 News, hear from the victim's brother and what he has to say after Singleton's death.
MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) - The National Park Service is reminding drivers that Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route after a bicyclist was struck by a car on Sunday.
NPS reports 58-year-old Randall Singleton, of Charlotte, Tennessee, was riding his bike northbound when he was struck by a 1965 Ford Falcon.
Singleton suffered significant head and leg injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Life Flight for treatment.
NPS says the driver is cooperating with investigators and remained on site after the crash.
NPS is reminding drivers using the parkway that bicyclists in Tennessee and Mississippi have the right to use the full lane of traffic to ride when necessary. That stated, federal regulations require bicyclists to ride single file and they are encouraged to ride on the right side of the lane to allow vehicles to pass.
The accident comes just four months after video captured a bicyclist struck on Natchez Trace Parkway in July. In that crash, the driver struck the bicyclist and fled the scene.
That driver, identified as Marshall Neely III, of Franklin, was indicted on reckless aggravated assault, lying to a federal agent, and obstruction of justice charges.