KPD e-News Release: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash
DATE: March 26, 2016
CASE #: 16-006173
On March 26, 2016, shortly before 10:00 AM, a passing motorist notified Kingsport Central Dispatch of a single vehicle motorcycle crash at the intersection of Mullins Street and Ridgecrest Avenue in Kingsport. The crash initially appears to have been unwitnessed; therefore, it is currently unknown exactly what time it occurred. Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Crash Investigators responded to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A 2015 Suzuki GSXR-750 sport/racing style motorcycle, operated by Cody J. Bowen, was negotiating a right turn from eastbound Mullins Street to southbound Ridgecrest Avenue. For unknown reasons, Mr. Bowen apparently lost control of the motorcycle during the turn. The motorcycle ran off the right side of the roadway, and Mr. Bowen was thrown from the bike. He was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for treatment.

Mr. Bowen remains hospitalized with serious/life-threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or who may have any information which would assist with the investigation is asked to call the K.P.D. Traffic Unit at 423-224-2750 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Make Suzuki
Model GSXR-750
Year 2015
Type Sport/Racing Style Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Cody J. Bowen
Age 26 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Life-Threatening
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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