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Clarksville Police respond to Single Vehicle Crash, Four Teenagers Injured

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that there was a single vehicle crash around October 12th around 8:30am in which four teenagers were injured.

The four teenagers in the vehicle were: 16 year old (driver); 15 year old (front passenger); 18 year old (back seat-driver side); and 16 year old (back seat-passenger side)

The 15 year old was taken by Lifeflight to a Nashville hospital in stable condition with multiple injuries. The other three were taken to Tennova Healthcare with non-life threatening injuries.

Clarksville Police work the scene of a vehicle crash where four teenagers were injured.

Clarksville Police work the scene of a vehicle crash where four teenagers were injured.

The 16 year old was driving a Camaro south on Memorial Drive extension when another vehicle traveling north was going to make a left turn on to Abby Lane, but stopped prior to actually making the turn.

The 16 year old took evasive action turning slightly to the right to avoid a collision, went off the right side of the road down a ditch line, hit a utility pole, and continued on until the motion was stopped after crashing into a tree.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined the Camaro was traveling approximately 90 miles per hour while on the roadway. After departing the roadway, the speed was reduced, but the tree was still hit at approximately 50 miles per hour. The speed limit on the Memorial Drive extension is 35 miles per hour.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The 16 year old driver was cited for: Driver to Exercise Due Care.


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