Police: Speed likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash - WKRN News 2

Police: Speed likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash

Posted: Updated: Aug 14, 2012 11:45 AM

Police say speed is likely to blame for a fatal motorcycle crash in the Belmont area late Monday night.

Metro police said Daniel Anderson, 27, was traveling east on Belmont Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. when he entered a curve in the roadway near Blair Boulevard, lost control of his motorcycle and struck a light pole.

Witnesses reported hearing Anderson take off rapidly from the area near the Circle "K" gas station before the crash.

Metro police Sgt. Mark Denton told Nashville's News 2 all drivers need to take caution on the roads.

"His friends said he was an avid rider, he knew how to ride [and] he was experienced," Denton said.

He continued, "This is the time when you start seeing a lot of motorcycles get out.  It's time for everybody to be aware, not just the motorcyclist.  You've [got to] ride responsibly.  One simple mistake on a motorcycle can lead to severe injuries or death."

Investigators said Anderson was wearing a helmet.  They did not believe alcohol or drugs were factors the crash.

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