Driver Faces Charges after Leaving Accident Scene in Lebanon

A 43-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including DUI, vehicular assault, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after he got out of his vehicle and ran away on foot following a crash in Wilson County Thursday evening.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 40 near Sparta Pike in Lebanon. Officers who responded to the crash found that one of the drivers had left his vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers later located the man near a Subway restaurant on Sparta Pike. When he was apprehended, police noticed that he smelled of marijuana and had thrown items onto the ground as he ran away from the accident scene.

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Injuries Reported after Tractor-Trailer Struck SUV in Goodlettsville

A tractor-trailer collided with an SUV in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Goodlettsville early Wednesday, causing two people to suffer injuries.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred when the tractor-trailer was traveling north on I-65 and suddenly ran off the roadway near East Cedar Street and Long Hollow Pike. After exiting the interstate, the truck crashed into an SUV on a nearby road.

The impact of the collision caused both the driver of the tractor-trailer and the driver of the SUV to suffer injuries. Both drivers were transported by emergency responders to a local hospital to receive treatment, but neither driver’s injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

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Crashes Continue at Murfreesboro Intersection after Construction Project Ends

Murfreesboro drivers say that the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Barfield Drive is the site of too many accidents, as a large number of vehicles have collided in that area in recent months.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the large number of crashes first occurred during a construction project that was taking place in the area, but the rate of accidents hasn’t slowed since the construction project ended.

2 Fatal Rollover Accidents Reported on Nashville Interstates This Week

Two drivers were fatally injured after being involved in rollover accidents on interstates in Nashville last week.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the first occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 just after 4 a.m. last Wednesday morning. Police say that the driver—a 20-year-old male—was traveling on I-40 East in west Nashville near the White Bridge Road exit when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Explorer.

The vehicle initially exited the right side of the interstate before the driver corrected and re-entered the roadway. However, he then lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll. The driver was ejected while the vehicle rolled. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for his injuries and pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Maury County Law Enforcement Works to Decrease Traffic Fatalities

Officers with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department have teamed up with the Columbia Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to help reduce the number of traffic fatalities in the area.

According to a report by WKRN.com, a total of 13 fatal injuries have been reported after car accidents in 2016 in the county, which is four times more than the number reported in all of 2015.

A captain with the CPD asks for all drivers to always wear their seat belts and to make sure their passengers are always buckled up as well.

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11 Van Passengers Injured after Crash in Spring Hill

A 15-passenger van rolled over and ended up on its side in Maury County late Sunday morning, resulting in 11 people onboard suffering injuries.

According to a report by WSMV.com, the accident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 near Sylvester Chunn Highway in Spring Hill. An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated that the crash involved at least two vehicles, and the impact of the collision may have caused the van to roll onto its side.

Emergency responders with the Maury County, Spring Hill, and Columbia fire departments responded to the accident scene to assist the victims and rescue two people who were trapped inside the van.

Several of the victims were transported to local hospitals, with five requiring transportation and treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Pedestrian Accident Involving THP Trooper Reported in Hickman County

A commercial vehicle struck a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper late Friday night in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Hickman County.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred near exit 163 and the Hickman-Dickson County line at around midnight.

The trooper had exited his vehicle to help investigate a prior accident when he was struck by the tractor-trailer.

The impact of the collision caused the trooper to suffer serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment. A statement by the THP says that the trooper was later released and is at home recovering.

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TDOT Worker Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Crockett County

A worker with the Tennessee Department of Transportation was killed Wednesday after he was hit by a vehicle while flagging traffic around a construction area on State Route 54.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred in Crockett County and marks the second work-related death of a TDOT employee in the past three months. The man was hired by TDOT in 1996 and had worked as a maintenance worker until 2014.

A statement by Governor Bill Haslam says that the accident is a “reminder to all of us of the many state employees who work in dangerous jobs every day to serve our state.” TDOT’s commissioner said that the lives of workers in the organization depend on motorists slowing down, being aware of their surroundings, and minimizing distractions while behind the wheel.

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Motorcycle Crashes into Semi-Truck on Interstate 24 near Clarksville

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 24 near Clarksville Saturday afternoon.

According to a report by Clarksville Now, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-24 in Christian County near mile marker 89. Police say that the injured motorcyclist—a 22-year-old man from Ohio—was driving a 2009 Yamaha R6 motorcycle when he attempted to pass between two vehicles.

While maneuvering between the vehicles, his motorcycle came into contact with a Freightliner semi-truck driven by a 36-year-old man from Goodyear, Arizona.

The collision caused the man to lose control of his motorcycle and be ejected from the bike. Both the man and his motorcycle ended up on the right side of the highway after the rider lost control. The driver of the semi-truck stopped his vehicle near the accident scene and was uninjured during the crash.

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Rollover Accident Reported in Joelton Monday Morning

A man was seriously injured after his pickup truck rolled over and ended up on its roof in Joelton early Monday morning.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred around 6 a.m. on Whites Creek Pike near Sycamore Creek Road. The man was initially trapped inside his truck and had to be rescued by firefighters who arrived at the scene shortly after the crash occurred.

Emergency responders transported the man to a local hospital to receive treatment for his serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police and emergency workers closed Whites Creek Pike for around 30 minutes as they worked to investigate the crash and clear the accident scene.

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