Woman dies in crash with out of control wrecker

Friday, December 18, 2009 at 5:24pm
Staff reports

Speed and wet roads may be to blame in a wreck Friday that claimed the life of a 59-year-old Antioch woman, Metro Police said.

Police said the woman’s Toyota Yaris crashed into the back of a flatbed wrecker on Old Hickory Boulevard near Cane Ridge High School.

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

A preliminary investigation shows that the Bailey’s Wrecker Service flatbed was traveling west on Old Hickory Boulevard when it went out of control on the wet pavement, police said.

According to police, the wrecker crossed the eastbound lane, traveled off the roadway and hit a rock wall. It then rotated back into the eastbound lane where it collided with the Toyota.

The wrecker driver, Randall Hall, 40, of Hendersonville, was not injured.

Crash investigators report that speed too fast for road/weather conditions on the part of Hall appears to be the contributing factor.

 

2 Comments on this post:

By: unclesam328 on 12/19/09 at 1:25

Lawyers! Don't hurt yourself getting to this one. This is such a pity for her family and so easily to have been prevented. The roads of Nashville have become a peril to everyone. Police can write ticket after ticket and the roads are still not safe. I see at least 2 or more illegal U-turns every time I'm on Murfresboro Pike and Nolensville Road. No one uses signals to lane changes and you are lucky to get a turn signal. Does anyone have a solution?

By: naunakaye on 12/21/09 at 12:05

This is a senseless tragedy!!!!! She was a very nice woman who treated everyone with respect. I hope that this is a wakeup call for all big truck drivers to realize they do not own the roads!!!! My prayers go out to the family. She will be missed in the office