Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ford critically injured in motorcycle crash
The Tennessee Highway Patrol on Monday released details of a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash which sent both riders to the UT Medical Center. Troopers said the 5:21 pm crash occurred on Rock Hill Road near the intersection with North Highway 321. Richard Clark Ford, 49, of Knoxville was operating the 2013 Harley Davidson cycle with his 52 year-old wife Kimberly, as a passenger. Both were wearing helmets. Arriving on the scene, troopers said they found the couple lying on the ground near the final resting location of the motorcycle. Ford was riding the motorcycle west on Rock Hill Road, negotiating a curve to the right. As the cycle came out of the curve, it crossed the center line of the roadway and ran off the left side of the roadway. Both riders were air lifted to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment of their injuries. Today Mr. Gord is listed in critical condition, however Mrs. Ford is not currently a patient DUI charges are pending against Mr. Ford.

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