We have received news of another cyclist fatality on the roads of Tennessee. Alan David of Crossville was injured on August 12 and died August 17. The driver crossed the centerline and is now charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, second offense DUI, and driving on a revoked license. Alan David’s tragedy is now documented on the website Every Bicyclist Counts maintained by the League of American Cyclists.
The parents of Katelyn Richards have filed a lawsuit against her killer who has not yet gone to trial. She was killed by a drunk driver in Cocke County in 2011.
Unfortunately charges are not always filed in cases where cyclists are killed or injured unless the driver is intoxicated. Bike Walk Tennessee tries to follow these cases as best we can. If you have updates on any deaths or accidents please forward them to careyrogers at comcast.net.