A traffic crash on North Main Street in Crossville yesterday afternoon resulted in the injury of 44-year-old Michael Paul Howard of Crossville. Howard was riding a black 1996 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, traveling north on Main Street in the area of Matherly Drive.
Investigative reports indicate a purple 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by 20-year-old Justin Lawson, of Crossville, crossed over Main Street from Matherly Drive, failing to yield to and colliding with Howard’s motorcycle. Howard was ejected upon impact and received a life-threatening injury to his right leg.
First responders immediately began life-saving efforts, including a tourniquet applied by the responding officer, Patrolman Tyrel Lorenz. Howard was stabilized and transported by Life Force to Erlanger Hospital, where he was treated for severe injuries. Following the crash investigation, Lawson was cited for failure to yield and failure to use due care.
The Crossville Police Department would like to thank the responding Crossville Police Officers, Crossville Fire Department, Cumberland County EMS & Life Force, as well as Cumberland County 911 for their professionalism and assistance, in response to this accident.