Emergency responders had their hands full after eight cars were involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Clarksville, TN – On October 19th, 2012, a little before 8:00pm, emergency responders were called to a rare sight in Clarksville—an eight car crash. There were multiple non-life threatening injuries and several of the vehicles had to towed from the scene.
There were several witnesses to the crash and their accounts were very similar. A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Peggy Smith, 56, of Clarksville, was all over the roadway while traveling southbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard.While driving the vehicle, she was seen running multiple red-light, swerving on the roadway and crashing into several vehicles which were stationary at Quinn Lane stopped for a red-light.
The crash created an almost pool ball like effect as Peggy Smith’s vehicle sideswiped some vehicles and forced some vehicles to crash into others. There were four vehicles towed from the scene, three people (Peggy Smith was one of them) were transported to either Gateway Medical Center or Blanchfield Army Community Hospitall, and two people were medically treated at the scene and released by EMS.
There was a total of eight cars and 12 people involved in the crash and five witnesses.
The cause of the crash is under investigation and it has not been determined if alcohol was involved. The lead investigator is Officer Adam Post.