Suit Filed Against City Of Dayton By Woman Whose Husband Died In Motorcycle Accident

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court against the city of Dayton by a woman whose husband was killed while taking part in a motorcade through Dayton.

Lorelle Tuckier said an officer who was manning an intersection left his post too early, then a car came through and struck her husband on May 26, 2012.

Other defendants are J.C. Byrd, Bruce Spradling and Eric Ewton, Dayton Police officers.

The suit says Terence Eugene Tuckier Jr. was taking part in an event staged by the Defiant Motorcycle Club.

The group stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Dayton, which arranged the motorcade with police, the suit filed by attorney Richard Schulman says.

The fatal collision happened at Highway 27 north and Black Oak Ridge Road.

The suit says, "After the police escort left the intersection, there was no police traffic control presence at that intersection while the balance of the motorcycles in the procession continued through the intersection.

"Toward the end of the motorcycle procession, there was a gap in the procession. A vehicle driven by another citizen proceeded through the intersection attempting to turn onto Black Oak Ridge Road. As the vehicle turned through the intersection, a motorcycle driven by Mr. Tuckier entered the intersection, colliding with the aforementioned vehicle."

The motorcyclist ultimately died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.


Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda: I.    Call to Order. II.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.    Minute Approval.              IV.    Special Presentation. V.        Ordinances – Final Reading:   ... (click for more)

Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Began As Argument Between Teens

According to police, the Tuesday night shooting of a juvenile on Taylor Street started as an argument between the two young men. Terry Marshell Smith Jr., 19, was arrested the following day. Police said the former Hixson High School student shot the juvenile in the shoulder after their argument and then fled the scene.  According to police, Smith admitted to the shooting. ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Orr In On Four Touchdowns, Irish Defeat Pioneers, 34-20

Notre Dame’s Kareem Orr, one of the area’s top college prospects, showed his versatility Friday night while leading the Fighting Irish to a 34-20 non-district football victory over East Ridge at Raymond James Field. Orr caught three touchdown passes, threw for one and had 121 yards of offense as the Irish leveled their 2014 record at 1-1. The Irish play at Chattanooga Christian ... (click for more)

Baylor Comeback Swamps Webb, 34-7

Baylor lost a fumble on the third play of the game and the visiting Webb Spartans scored five plays later, but the Red Raiders came storming back to win their second-straight game, 34-7, over the D-II, Class A two-time defending state champions. Quarterback Nick Tiano, who has already committed to Mississippi State, hurled two touchdown passes and scored a third on a sneak from ... (click for more)