Nashville Motorcyclist Dies in Truck Accident

Motorcycle accident involving a truckNASHVILLE, Tenn. Driver Manuel Rivas-Castanedo, 18, is arrested in the early morning on Sunday, July 25th, in Nashville. Manuel was involved in a deadly car accident that killed a motorcyclist driving down Murfreesboro Pike at Glengarry Drive at 5:30 am. Manuel was driving his GMC pickup truck during the time of the accident. 

The motorcyclist, Jacob Taylor, died in the crash. Manuel swerved into the path of Jacob’s motorcycle, made contact with the motorcycle and then fled the scene. The police charged Manuel with vehicular homicide by intoxication, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, failure to render aid and also driving without a license. 

Even though Manuel fled the scene, he called in the accident after getting to his apartment a short time after causing the accident. He admitted to the crash during this call saying that he and his passenger needed to go to the hospital after the accident.

When Manuel was being questioned by the police, he openly admitted he had been drinking at a party prior to causing the crash. Police said that he smelled like alcohol. He currently has a bond of $108,000.


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Michael A. Feiner is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Steinger, Greene & Feiner. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001, Michael has devoted his practice to representing plaintiffs throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases against national insurance companies, large public companies, and governmental agencies, resulting in tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, and sexual harassment. Michael’s product liability case against Microsoft, as well as his representation of victims of sexual harassment and abuse by physicians, has garnered him important media attention at both the local and national levels. Michael is an experienced trial lawyer and successfully argued an appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In the reported decision Ortlieb v. Butts, 849 So.2d 1165 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), Michael persuaded the Fourth District Court of Appeal that a directed verdict on liability was appropriate where the defendant did not rebut the presumption of negligence of a rear driver in a rear-end collision.