Brake Failure Causes Injury Accident in Clarksville, Tennessee
CLARKSVILLE, TN. – A brake failure caused an injury vehicle accident January 2 in Clarksville, Tennessee, according to a news report online at clarksvillenow.com. The accident occurred at an intersection on Ashland City Road and resulted in two people being hospitalized.*
The crash occurred on the morning of January 2 at the intersection of East Old Ashland City Road and 41A Bypass in Clarksville. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was driving a GMC Envoy southbound on East Old Ashland City Road. At the same time, a 39-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado westbound on the 41A Bypass.
At the stop sign at the intersection of the two roads, the woman in the GMC attempted to apply her brakes, but the brakes failed. As a result, the GMC rolled through the stop sign, traveled into the intersection, and collided with the back of the Chevy truck. Upon impact, the Chevy truck rotated, rolled, and landed on its roof in a ditch on the side of the road. Photos of the crash aftermath indicate the Chevy had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Chevy, who has not been identified, sustained non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the truck with him, identified only as a 39-year-old female, also sustained non-life threatening injuries. Emergency crews transported both of them to Tennova via ambulance.
The driver of the GMC, who has also not been identified, was not injured in the crash. Clarksville Police indicated she had been cited for improper equipment in conjunction with her brake failure. Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash and have not reported further information at this time.
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