Park Service issues rules of the road reminder after bicyclist struck on Natchez Trace
MAURY COUNTY, Tenn.--The National Park Service is reminding drivers 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 '65 Ford Falcon.
Singleton suffered significant head and leg injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight 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.