This past weekend, cyclist, Greg Goodman, captured a video of a black SUV quickly fleeing the scene after clipping his friend, another cyclist, Tyler Noe, on Natchez Trace Parkway. Goodman captured the incident on his Go-Pro camera while the two were out for a bike ride on the designated bike route in Williamson County, Tennessee.
The video captured by Goodman shows one vehicle safely passing the two cyclists, quickly followed by Noe getting hit and thrown off his bike by an SUV and tumbling onto the pavement. After hitting the ground and rolling around on the pavement, Now gets up and otherwise appears to be in okay condition despite being hit.
Noe was treated at a local hospital for serious injuries – none of which were life threatening – and is currently recovering from numerous cuts and bruises he sustained from his fall. He is also awaiting more X-rays to assess whether his left leg is fractured, as he cannot move it properly.
The Tennessee man arrested for the hit and run, Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, now faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, fleeing the scene of an accident, and failure to immediately render aid and notify authorities of an accident. After the crash, Neely was booked in Williamson County Detention Center, but was released on $11,500 bond.
Neely serves as the Dean of Students at the University School of Nashville, and according to a post by the University’s Facebook account, has since been placed on a leave of absence as the investigation continues. The statement reads:
“Marshall Neely served as dean of students at University School of Nashville before transitioning to a part-time role this summer. He also is parent of two alumni. As of today, USN has placed Mr. Neely on leave of absence while we investigate the circumstances. All other matters related to his employment are confidential. We appreciate the work of law enforcement on this matter and will cooperate fully with their investigation. Our thoughts are with the cyclist and his family as well as the Neely family during this difficult time.”
Neely is scheduled to appear in court next week on July 20, and could be awaiting additional charges that may come within the next few days.
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