Crash in Hermitage downs power lines, closes roadway - WKRN News 2

Crash in Hermitage downs power lines, closes roadway

Posted: Updated: Jan 2, 2014 11:02 AM CST

A two-car collision in Hermitage shut down a major intersection for several hours on New Year's Day.

Officers were called to the scene at Old Hickory Boulevard and Central Pike around 3 a.m.

According to Metro police, a driver traveling northbound on Old Hickory Boulevard attempted to make a left turn onto Central Pike and turned into the path of vehicle traveling southbound on Old Hickory Boulevard.

The two collided, sending the second vehicle into a utility pole.

The impact brought down the pole and the attached traffic signal.

Neither the driver of the first vehicle nor the three occupants of the second vehicle were hurt in the wreck.

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor.

It is not known if either driver was cited for traffic violations.

Identities of those involved were not released.

Metro Public Works crews were called to replace the downed utility pole and traffic signal.

The intersection remained shut down for at least six hours.

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