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Clarksville Police report Vehicle Turns into path of Ambulance running Emergency Traffic on Tiny Town Road

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On April 17th, 2012, around 8:15pm, an EMS ambulance with its lights and sirens activated, driven by Jessica Hawkins, 26, was traveling east on Tiny Town Road responding to a medical call.

A 2008 Honda Civic, driven by a 21 year old female was in the eastbound center left turn lane of Tiny Town Road at Barkers Mill Road. The driver, for an undetermined reason, made a right turn toward Tower Drive into the pathway of the oncoming EMS vehicle.

2008 Honda Civic turns in front of EMS Ambulance running Emergency Traffic on Tiny Town Road. The ambulance collided with the Civic which then went down an embankment. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)
2008 Honda Civic turns in front of EMS Ambulance running Emergency Traffic on Tiny Town Road. The ambulance collided with the Civic which then went down an embankment. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Despite the EMS driver’s effort to avoid a collision, the EMS ambulance collided with the passenger side of the Honda. Once struck the Honda continued forward movement, struck a curb, went down an embankment, and hit two parked vehicles in an apartment complex’s parking lot.

The EMS vehicle came to rest in a westbound lane of Tiny Town Road.

The 21 year old had a head injury and was taken by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt and is in stable condition. Jessica Hawkins and her 25 year old female co-worker were uninjured.

The EMS ambulance was not transporting a patient when the crash occurred.

The lead investigator is Officer John Reyes, 931.645.8477.

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