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Fatal Injuries Reported after Man is Struck by Music City Star

A 25-year-old man was struck by the Music City Star passenger train in Nashville on Tuesday morning, causing him to be pushed into the Stones River and to suffer fatal injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened in Donelson at around 7:30 a.m. A spokesperson with Metro Nashville Police says that the victim was walking with his back to the train and may have been wearing earbuds at the time of the accident.

The conductor of the train saw the man walking in its path and applied the train’s brakes and sounded its horn. However, the man didn’t move out of the way and was struck by the locomotive. The impact of the collision caused him to be thrown into the river off Lebanon Pike.

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Parents of children who attend East Nashville Magnet High School are frustrated with the lack of a crossing guard outside of the school, and they say that too many drivers passing through the area are speeding and not paying attention.

Per a report by WKRN.com, parents say that Gallatin Avenue in front of the school is simply too busy and too heavily trafficked for students to attempt to cross the street on their own. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that nearly 22,000 drivers use the roadway every day.

One local parent told reporters that the roadway is dangerous for anyone to cross, let alone high school students. She also said that a crossing guard was present on the roadway last year. However, Metro Nashville Police says that crossing guards are only provided to elementary and middle schools.

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Two women were struck by a vehicle in Hyden, Kentucky on Monday, causing one to suffer fatal injuries and the other to suffer serious injuries.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident happened when the two women were standing on a sidewalk watching the solar eclipse and a vehicle crossed the center line, struck a utility pole, and then struck the women.

A spokesperson with Kentucky State Police says that the 23-year-old woman who was struck by the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 41-year-old woman was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, which is around 120 miles away, to receive treatment.

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A 39-year-old man is being charged with vehicular homicide after he struck a pedestrian with his SUV in Nashville late Wednesday.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before midnight in the 1500 block of 22nd Avenue North. An accident report by the Metro Nashville Police revealed that the driver first sideswiped a parked vehicle before he struck the pedestrian.

Emergency responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was cooperative when police arrived. He refused to take a field sobriety test, but a search warrant allowed police to obtain a blood sample to test for signs of intoxication or impairment.

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A 45-year-old man turned himself in to officers at the South Metro Nashville Police Department Precinct in Davidson County Sunday after he was involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian.

WKRN.com reports that the accident occurred just before 9 p.m. on Elm Hill Pike near Royal Parkway. Law enforcement officers told reporters that two people were struck in the roadway by a red truck, and the driver fled the scene without stopping. One of the victims died at a local hospital, while another was seriously injured.

The driver told police at the south precinct where he parked his truck after the incident, and it was retrieved by police to be used as evidence in the case. He also told police that while he saw the two pedestrians on the side of the road, he didn’t realize he was involved in an accident until he returned to his home and noticed fluid on his vehicle.

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A man was struck by a car and killed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro early Wednesday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened at around 4 a.m. near Medical Center Parkway after the man’s vehicle ran out of gas. An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol found that the man exited his vehicle after the vehicle ran low on fuel. He then began walking down the interstate to find help.

While he was walking, he was struck by a vehicle. The THP says that the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim didn’t see him before the accident.

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The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Old Hickory early Friday was arrested by Metro Nashville Police near the scene.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened near the Old Hickory Boulevard bridge that spans the Cumberland River at around 12 a.m.

The Metro Nashville Police report that witnesses say the victim was walking in the road just before he was struck by the vehicle.

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A 27-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking near Briley Parkway in Davidson County.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Friday evening near Elm Hill Pike and the Nashville airport.

A spokesperson with Metro Nashville Police told reporters that the victim had hailed a cab to Briley Parkway and exited it on Elm Hill Pike. The man then walked to Briley Parkway and began traveling north and facing southbound traffic.

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A vehicle struck three first responders in Hendersonville late Saturday evening, causing all three to suffer injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the responders were working at a crash scene at the intersection of New Shackle Island Road and Drakes Creek Road just before 8:30 p.m.

The previous crash involved two people who were injured while riding a motorcycle. While the emergency responders were attending to that accident scene, a passing vehicle drove into the path of the workers and struck a sheriff’s deputy, an EMS worker, and a firefighter before crashing into a parked ambulance.

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At least one person was injured after a vehicle crashed into a gym in Davidson County on Friday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at a gym located in the Richland Creek shopping center near White Bridge Road in West Nashville.

An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the crash occurred when the elderly driver of the vehicle accidentally hit the gas pedal while attempting to back out of a parking space, which caused her vehicle to accelerate into and through the building.

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