FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Go Pro video captures the moment a car in Williams County slammed into a bicyclist.
Greg Goodman said he was riding a bicycle with his friend in Natchez Trace Parkway at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday when a black SUV hit Noe, throwing him to the ground. The National Park Service said the driver did not stop and left the scene.
Noe was treated at a hospital. Goodman said he is now recovering at home after suffering cuts and bruises.
The National Park Service said Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, of Franklin was arrested Saturday evening and charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid in connection with the accident. The park service said additional charges, including potential federal charges, are pending.
Neely is the dean of students at University School of Nashville, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. The school said they are aware of the incident and have placed him on a leave of absence.
The National Park Service has safety guidelines for bicyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway online. They are supposed to share the road with drivers and follow the same rules of the road, riding single file on the right.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department says Neely is out of jail on bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 20.
Neely spoke with WKRN on Monday and said he didn’t realize he hit Noe.
“I did not see the gentleman that I hit. He just kind of came from nowhere. I didn’t know I hit him,” he said.
Neely says his car has been impounded by police and has been receiving death threats.
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