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Clarksville Police report multiple accidents on Interstate 24 due to icy road conditions

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On January 25th, 2013, A combination of hazardous road conditions and driver errors resulted in approximately 23 crashes, 13 with possible injuries, between 7:00am-10:00am.

The majority of the crashes happened on Interstate 24 between Exits 1 and 11.

2004 Ford Explorer Crashed on Interstate 24. (Photo by CPD Officer Coz Minetos)

2004 Ford Explorer Crashed on Interstate 24. (Photo by CPD Officer Coz Minetos)

One of the more serious injury crashes occurred around 7:15am when a 32 year old woman, who was 19 weeks pregnant, driving a 2004 Ford Explorer lost control on the ice covered bridge near exit 4.

The Explorer left the roadway onto the top of guardrail, continued onward and flipped several times until it came to rest in a ditch. According to witnesses, the driver was partially ejected hanging out the driver’s door.

She was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center and transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition with multiple fractures and head trauma.

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