Tragic, Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Clarksville Pike in Nashville, Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A driver was slow to react and, as a result, two people were hit by a car. One of those individuals, a 33-year-old man from Old Hickory, Tennessee, died, and the other, a 45-year-old woman sustained critical injuries in the crash. The Nashville Metro Police Accident investigators are continuing their inquiry into the incident. They have not announced whether the driver would face any criminal charges or receive a motor vehicle citation. The 28-year-old motorist who struck the pedestrians stayed with her vehicle at the scene of the incident according to a report appearing on WSMV. *
Nashville Metro Police and ambulance personnel responded to the 3900 block of the Clarksville Pike for a report of a motor vehicle that hit at least one pedestrian. Upon arrival, the officers found the 33-year-old man from Old Hickory, Tennessee, down in the street. After that, the police located another person down a short distance away. The second person was a 45-year-old female.
Medics pronounced the 33-year-old man dead at the scene. The woman survived the crash, albeit with critical injuries. Medics raced her to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Personnel at the hospital listed the woman in critical, but stable condition.
The accident happened around 7:50 on a Sunday evening in front of a filling station. The video recording of the accident scene and investigation appearing on WSMV shows the intersection where the crash occurred. There is a substantial amount of light emitting from the gas station into the street.
The driver of the car that hit the two pedestrians said that the two people simply darted out in front of her and she could not avoid the crash. Police are checking on her story. The investigating officers do not believe the driver was under the influence or inebriated at the time.
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