According to Clarksville police, a woman was trapped insider her vehicle after an accident with a tanker truck.
Reports note that the accident happened at approximately 2 p.m. at the intersection of Warfield Boulevard and Dunbar Cave Road.
The 22-year-old woman was trapped as the result of the truck landing on top of her vehicle.
The woman was eventually removed from the vehicle and transported to Vanderbilt University Center for treatment. Also, the 42-year-old man driving the truck was also injured. He was treated and later released from Tennova Hospital.
Due to the seriousness of the accident, Clarksville police re-staged the crash with the hope of learning more about the cause. A spokesperson for the department noted the following:
“The first thing they would’ve done is look for any physical evidence, things you wouldn’t think about like debris patterns to determine how a crash occurred. A lot will be determined when they crunch the numbers from the reconstruction scene.”
In addition to this investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is also examining the tanker truck for additional evidence.
At this time, there is not much more information available on the accident. What is known, however, is that two people were involved in the crash, but neither one suffered life threatening injuries.
Although the circumstances are not yet known, this story shows that a crash between a car and larger vehicle can be serious. When an injured party is trapped inside their vehicle, such as the result of a truck laying on top of it, there is no denying the potential for serious injury or death.
Source: WMACActionNews5.com, “Woman trapped after crash involving tanker truck in Clarksville,” Forrest Sanders, Jan. 24, 2017