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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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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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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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Nashville’s Metro Traffic and Parking Commission voted unanimously to ban semi-trucks that weigh more than four tons from using 51st Avenue in the western part of the city.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the ban is due to major changes occurring on 51st Avenue that will transform it into a road that includes bike lanes, crosswalks, parking spaces, and a turning lane.

A Metro councilwoman told reporters that the goal for the road is to make the area feel more like a neighborhood.

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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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Work Begins on Safety Improvements at Intersection of Bell and Mt. View Roads

After city leaders identified the intersection of Bell Road and Mt. View Road in Antioch as being a dangerous area that was the site of many auto accidents and pedestrian accidents, work began Tuesday to make it safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

Per a report by WKRN.com, improvements include a new left-hand turn lane on Mt. View Road and a modification to the median on Bell Road that will now accommodate a left turn.

In addition, the roadway will be safer for pedestrians due to the additions of things like pedestrian and traffic signals, as well as pedestrian ramps and new sidewalks and crosswalks.

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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries after Getting Hit by Car on Gallatin Pike

A man in his late 50s was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing Gallatin Pike North Saturday evening, causing him to suffer serious head injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of the street. Metro Nashville Police say that he was crossing outside of a crosswalk and using a walker to steady his balance. In addition to injuring the man, the impact of the collision smashed the vehicle’s windshield.

The victim was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries, and police haven’t indicated if the driver will face charges.

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