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Mother urges drivers to pay attention after son's motorcycle crash

Posted: 9:11 PM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 23:46:51-04
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A mid-state mother is asking all drivers to pay more attention when they get behind the wheel.

Elaine Rucker says her son was hit by a car turning onto Gallatin Road, apparently not seeing him, Thursday night.

He survived, but had to go into surgery because of his injuries. But 10 years ago, another of Elaine's son's, who also crashed on a motorcycle, was not as lucky. He didn't survive his injuries.

"You never want to be in my position. You never want that phone call that starts out mom I've been in a wreck, especially on a motorcycle," Rucker said.

Elaine says all too often she's seen drivers not paying attention to motorcycles, who can often be harder to see at first glance.

"People need to just care more about people," Rucker said. "And be more considerate -- I just can't stress that enough."

Metro Police say they didn't issue any citations after the crash Thursday night, but Elaine says all too often she's seen drivers not paying attention to motorcycles, who can often be harder to see at first glance.