Motorcycle Accident On Highway 41 Near Pelham TN Injures Young Marine and Nursing Student
Posted on Aug 19, 2013
A young marine from Manchester, Tennessee, and his girlfriend are fighting for their lives tonight after being hit by a motorist while riding their motorcycle. Andrew Floied was enjoying the last few weeks of his time at home before deployment with Ashley Morgan when the two of them decided to ride Adam's bike over to Monteagle. Andrew's Dad, Manchester's Assistant Police Chief Adam Floied, said "He always wears his safety gear. They've got really nice helmets, jackets, gloves and riding boots. He would never let her ride unless she had her gear on as well." Ashley has big plans as well for her future, having just begun nursing school.
They were at the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 41 near Pelham when Mary White pulled into their path and hit them. Ms. White was charged with driving on a revoked driver's license and financial responsibility because she also did not have insurance.
Andrew and Ashley suffered grevious injuries with Andrew being pinned between the car and bike and slammed into the hood of the car and Ashley being thrown from the motorcycle.
At the intersection of Highway 50 near Pelham, the motorcycle they were riding was struck by a car driven by 71-year-old Mary White, who pulled onto Highway 41 and did not see Andrew Floied and Morgan. White was charged with driving on a revoked driver's license and financial responsibility for not having insurance.
"It pinned Andrew in between the motorcycle and the car and slammed him into the hood," said Adam Floied. "It crushed Ashley's left leg, then it ejected her off the motorcycle."
The crash is still under investigation and more charges could be pending. In the meantime, if you want to donate to help Andrew and Ashley, you can visit https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3a600. The money will be used to help them with their medical bills and the costs of their recovery.
We wish Godspeed to Andrew and Ashley and hope for a complete and full recovery for them both.