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Motorcyclist Dies After Afternoon Crash

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West Nashville on  Charlotte Pike at Davidson Road West Nashville on Charlotte Pike at Davidson Road

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A man is dead after a motorcycle crash in West Nashville on  Charlotte Pike at Davidson Road shortly after 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

The motorcycle collided with a pickup truck along the busy road, and the rider's leg was severed.  A witness said the driver of the pickup appeared to be making a left turn when the accident happened, and the damage to the front of the truck indicates how powerful the impact must have been.

"People neglect the left hand turn all the time out here, and if the cops can't put up a concrete blocker  or something to keep people from turning left there," witness Kevin Spittle said as he explained there have been several wrecks in that area. "This is one of the worst we've ever seen here, and it's just not a good thing."

The victim's name has not been released, and there's been no word on whether any charges will be filed against the driver.  Earlier this year, TDOT officials unveiled a new awareness campaign after a dramatic rise in the number of motorcycle deaths on Tennessee roads.

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