A Ford Explorer used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol was struck by a passing vehicle in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 on Friday afternoon.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. when the trooper driving the SUV stopped to investigate a non-injury crash near mile marker 180 and the exit for State Route 96 in Dickson County.

Thankfully, both troopers who were riding in the vehicle had already exited at the time of the crash. Neither were injured, but two occupants inside the vehicle that collided with the THP SUV suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

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A spokesperson with the Tennessee Department of Transportation says that anywhere from 300,000 people to more than one million people could come to Middle Tennessee to view the solar eclipse next month, and the agency is concerned about large numbers of drivers stopping in the middle of the road when the event occurs.

Per a report by WKRN.com, Middle Tennessee is directly in the path of totality of the eclipse, which will happen on August 21. The TDOT spokesperson says that the agency views the event as being like Bonnaroo or the CMA Festival due to the large crowds that it will attract and the impact that it will have on interstates and highways in the area.

She went on to say that drivers who stop in the road or even on shoulders could pose dangers to themselves and other drivers by increasing the risk of accidents. Drivers who pull over to shoulders to watch the eclipse block paths for emergency personnel, especially if they’re responding to traffic incidents.

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Around 50 bicyclists on Thursday took part in a ride of support for the man who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Franklin recently.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the cyclists met up at Franklin High School on Thursday afternoon and road to the city’s courthouse to raise awareness for the man’s case.

The cyclist who was hit by the vehicle appeared at the school to express his thanks to the cycling community for its support.

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TDOT Workers Injured At Job Site in Fayette County

Two workers with the Tennessee Department of Transportation were struck by a vehicle while working at a job site in Fayette County on Monday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened on Highway 59 south of Interstate 40. A spokesperson with TDOT says that the workers thankfully suffered only minor injuries.

TDOT is currently urging all drivers to pledge to follow its “Work with Us” program, which is designed to help more drivers follow the state’s Move Over Law.

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A woman suffered injuries after her SUV was hit by a train on tracks in the Berry Hill area of Nashville late Wednesday night.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before midnight on the tracks at Craighead Street near Oceanside Drive and Interstate 65.

An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the warning lights and signals at the railroad crossing were working prior to the accident. It’s unknown what caused the woman’s SUV to end up on the tracks and in the path of the train.

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A 21-year-old woman from Adams, Tennessee, was killed on Tuesday night when her vehicle collided with a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident happened near mile marker 16 at around 10:30 p.m. when the victim attempted to pass the truck at a high rate of speed after the truck began to slow down in response to traffic in front of it.

However, an investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that she failed to brake in time when her vehicle was near the truck, causing it to go underneath the truck.

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Dickson County school officials worked with local emergency responders to learn techniques for handling school bus crises, including crashes, during a 45-minute drill on Tuesday morning.

Per WKRN.com, the drill involved bus drivers and school officials getting first-hand experience on working with emergency personnel, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, in emergency situations, including removing children from school buses after accidents.

A spokesperson with the Dickson County school system told reporters that the drill was part of the country’s safety training for its transportation employees and is a great way to prepare them for disaster scenarios.

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A recent neighborhood meeting among 12 South residents called for a better way to address traffic issues in the area, and in response, Metro Public Works will install a traffic circle at the intersection of 10th Avenue South and Lawrence Avenue.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the city will collect data and traffic observations while the circle is in place, which is scheduled to last from July 15 to July 22.

A statement by the MPW says that the traffic circle could help reduce crashes and cause drivers to slow down as they pass through the area, which has a significant number of pedestrians and bicyclists.

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An accident involving four vehicles resulted in six fatalities in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green late Thursday.

WKRN.com reports that the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 30 on a stretch of the interstate near an active construction project where it narrows from three lanes to two lanes.

A report by Kentucky State Police indicates that the crash occurred when a commercial vehicle was stopped in a line of traffic and a second commercial vehicle failed to stop, crashing into two vehicles and then the stopped commercial truck.

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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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