Two young Manchester adults recovering from motorcycle crash

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Two Manchester residents, Andrew Floied, 21, and Ashley Morgan, 22, were transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga after they were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Pelham.

Floied and Morgan

Andrew Floied, right, is pictured with friend Ashley Morgan. Both were injured in a crash Friday.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 50 and 41 in Pelham when the motorcycle the two were riding was struck by a 1992 Toyota Camry automobile driven by Mary White, 71, of Tracy City, according to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Floied is the son of  Adam Floied, Manchester assistant police chief, and grandson of Frankie Floied, a retired Tennessee state trooper and investigator for the Coffee County District Attorney Office.

The THP report states White stopped at a stop sign at the intersection and as she was entering Highway 41 failed to see Floied’s 2001 Suzuki motorcycle that was traveling southbound on Highway 41.

The report states that White pulled out from the intersection and struck Floied’s motorcycle.

Floied and Morgan were transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Erlanger Hospital, where both have undergone surgeries. Floied underwent surgery Friday and again Monday.

White was transported to Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee for treatment of her injuries.

She was charged with driving on a revoked license and with a financial responsibility violation.

A fund has been set up to help with the medical expenses of Andrew Floied and Ashley Morgan. Cash or checks   made out to Andrew Floied or Ashley Morgan may be dropped off at the office of Dr. Jay Trussler on Interstate Drive or at Toliver’s Pawn Shop on the square in Manchester.  

Donations also may be made online by clicking here. 

Wayne Thomas may be reached by email at tnrept04@lcs.net

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