Motorcyclist Who Crashed Into Semi-Truck Dies From Injuries
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A motorcyclist who was critically injured after crashing into a semi-truck late Sunday night has died from his injuries.
33-year-old Robert Barrett Wood was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition after the crash, where he passed away Monday night.
Witnesses reported that Wood was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light and crashed into the side of a truck at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and the I-40 ramp around 11:30 p.m.
"The motorcyclist made the decision to go through several red lights and unfortunately he has injured himself," said Metro Police Captain Ken Walburn.
A short time before, a Metro officer had seen Wood speeding and run a red light at 4th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street. The officer turned on his lights and siren, but said Wood kept going.
He came upon the crash a short time later.
The driver of the truck, 58-year-old Darrell Greer, was not hurt. No charges were filed.