Motorcycle crashes into parked car, rider injured

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at approximately 8:25 p.m., the Oak Ridge Police and Fire Departments responded to a motorcycle crash on East Tennessee Avenue at California Avenue. Witnesses told first responders that a man lost control of the motorcycle he was riding before it crashed into a parked car on the side of the street.

The motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Methodist Medical Center by ambulance, then taken by LifeStar to UT Medical Center where he was treated and later released. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The cause remains under investigation.

A small section of road where East Tennessee Avenue meets California Avenue had to be closed while emergency crews responded and cleared the scene. Officers were able to reopen the road after approximately two hours.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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