Woman thrown off motorcycle, driver flees

Woman thrown off motorcycle, driver flees

Posted: Updated: July 3, 2013 05:04 PM

Metro police have sworn out arrest warrants charging a motorcyclist with fleeing the scene of an overnight crash, leaving his injured passenger on the ground.

The incident was reported around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday on Nolensville Road at the intersection of Antioch Pike.

According to officials, the motorcyclist, identified as Jeremiah Burnett, was headed northbound on Nolensville Road at a high speed when he made a U-turn at McIver Street.

He clipped the side of a white Jeep, causing the motorcycle to wobble, throwing his female passenger into the road.

The driver continued traveling for approximately 100 yards before crashing onto a sidewalk.  He fled the scene on foot.

The female was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Burnett is said to have shown up at Summit Medical Center's emergency room around 4:30 a.m. for injuries sustained in the crash. The 34-year-old man initially told officers that he fell from the back of a pickup truck, causing his injuries.

Upon farther questioning he acknowledged the motorcycle accident.

Burnett has since been transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

After being released from the hospital he will be taken into police custody for leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, failure to render aid to a personal injury crash and failure to report an accident among other charges.

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