Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are investigating a one vehicle crash that occurred this morning while traveling south on Riverside Drive. According to police reports, a 2008 white Lincoln MKZ driven by John Ward, was traveling south and veered into oncoming traffic, left the road and struck a gas pump at the Exxon station on South Riverside Drive.
The impact of the crash caused an explosion at one of the gas pumps.A pedestrian walking through the parking lot was able to avoid being struck by the vehicle, but was unable to avoid the fire from the explosion.
The injured pedestrian, who’s identity is unknown at this time, was taken for medical treatment for burns, and the condition of the pedestrian is unknown at this time, but is believed to be critical, according to police reports.
The incident is being investigated by the Fatal Crash Investigator with the Clarksville Police Department.