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Clarksville Police report Driver tries to Avoid Crash when brakes fails and Collides with a Pole

Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm In News | No Comments

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On January 2nd, 2013, around 2:30pm, Rhonda Reed, 46, was driving west on Crossland Avenue in a 94 Chevy S-10 pickup, applied the brakes prior to entering Riverside Drive, at which time, the brakes failed to hold.

To avoid hitting a vehicle stopped in front of her or entering the busy intersection uncontrolled and possibly slamming into another vehicle, she took evasive action by making a sharp left turn which resulted in the vehicle colliding with a utility pole.

Chevy S-10 pickup hits utility pole after breaks fail coming down Crossland Avenue to Riverside Drive. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll) [1]

Chevy S-10 pickup hits utility pole after breaks fail coming down Crossland Avenue to Riverside Drive. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

No one was injured and a citation was not issued.

She had recently had the brakes checked and no defects were noted.

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