Motorcyclist John H. Taylor is still trying to wrap his head around the accident that took his life.
The 35-year-old is a father of three, and had just begun his fourth year as a mechanic in Nashville.
Taylor, who is the owner of a Harley-Davidson dealership, was riding his bike with his wife and daughter on the highway.
He was traveling southbound on I-40 when he hit a car.
Taylor was thrown from the motorcycle and pinned under a car and was airlifted to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Taylor had just finished a weekend ride in Las Vegas.
The car was traveling at a high rate of speed and the motorcycle had just passed through a stop sign.
“God, it’s a miraculous miracle that this happened,” Taylor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Taylor says he’s lucky he survived, as he would have been badly hurt, but not as badly as he was when he was thrown.
“I was just trying to take care of my wife and my kids,” he said.
“It was just so fast, I don’t think it was a lot of effort to be honest with you.
I would not want to have to deal with this.”
Taylor says the car had a light on in the front seat, which was not in the accident zone.
“When I was in the car, it looked like they had light on, but I just couldn’t see that,” Taylor said.
He says he had to wait until the ambulance arrived.
“The ambulance was parked, and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll see you in a minute,'” Taylor said, smiling.
Taylor said he never thought about getting into a fight with the driver, but when he saw the other driver getting out of his car, he felt he had no choice but to confront him.
“He was a good man.
I’m going to say this,” Taylor recalled.
“You know what, I’m just glad I wasn’t in a fight.”
Taylor said it took him about two hours to get to the hospital.
“At first I was thinking, ‘Whoa, this guy is driving this vehicle,’ but I was so nervous.
I was scared to death.”
The driver is cooperating with police and has been arrested, according to the police department.
Police say they have no further information.
“If you have any information about this driver, please call us at 877-WATC (888-277-3247),” police said in a statement.