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Man Killed in Fatal Memphis Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A Cordova man is dead following a fatal auto accident involving an off-duty Memphis firefighter.

About the Fatal Collision

According to witness reports, 53-year-old Raymond Glover, a lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department, ran a red light at the intersection of Mendenhall and Walnut Grove before colliding with 2014 Dodge Equinox, killing Josh Bichelman, 33.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the force from the collision sent the Equinox into a nearby utility pole. Bichelman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Glover was not tested for impairment based on his behavior at the scene. No charges filed in connection to the April 5 accident and Glover currently remains on active duty.

Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,561 people lost their lives in traffic collision in 2012, increasing 3.3 percent from 32,479 in 2011.
  • Another 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012, 145,000 more than 2011.
  • 21,667 of the deaths were occupants of passenger vehicles, 4,957 were occupants of motorcycles and 4,743 were pedestrians.
  • 8,766 of the fatalities were attributed to collisions that occurred at intersections.

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