by Emily Luxen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After a hit-and-run crash left a Kentucky veteran with serious injuries, he is now speaking out in an attempt to find the person who hit him.
Bradley Kurfman, from Oak Grove, was on his way to work on his motorcycle, when another vehicle hit him.
“I felt the bike go down and the last thing I remember is sliding under the guardrail,” said Kurfman.
On June 3, Kurfman was traveling on Interstate 24 East at mile marker 36.4 near Joelton when the crash happened. He said a silver vehicle swerved into his lane and hit him. The driver then took off. Kurfman was left on the side of the road with serious injuries.
“You hit a dog, and you stop,” said Kurfman. “You hit a squirrel and you stop. You hit a motorcycle and you don’t stop? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Kurfman was transported to Skyline Medical Center where he was treated for a broken wrist, and road rash on his arms, legs, back and shoulders.
“The doctors told me if I hadn’t been wearing a leather jacket and helmet, I would be dead,” said Kurfman.
Now as Kurfman begins to recover, he wants to know who hit him, and why they took off.
“If they would have stopped they wouldn’t have been in any trouble,” said Kurfman. “It’s just a traffic accident, but now they didn’t stop, they will get in a lot of trouble.”
Kurfman said no one at the scene was able to catch the driver’s license plate number, but he believes it was a silver or gray pickup truck that hit him.
Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department continue to investigate the crash. Anyone with information about what happened should call Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME (742-7463).