Car catches fire in head-on collision - WKRN News 2

Car catches fire in head-on collision

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A car caught fire as the result of a head-on collision in east Nashville Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported shortly after 7 a.m. on Shelby Avenue at South 7th street.

The driver of one of the vehicles told Metro police she was traveling inbound on Shelby Avenue and began slowing down for a school zone. A black pickup truck then approached her at a high rate of speed.

The truck couldn't stop and hit the back of her vehicle. The impact sent the truck into oncoming lanes of traffic.

The truck then hit another vehicle head-on. That car burst into flames. The driver was able to escape the vehicle before it caught fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters said the car was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants of the other vehicles were not injured.

Shelby Avenue is blocked off while emergency crews clear the scene. It is expected to reopen by 8:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word on any charges.

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