Several officer-involved crashes reported Monday morning
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Several accidents throughout Monday morning involved law enforcement officials either on their way to crashes or currently responding to one.
At least three major incidents were reported after temperatures dropped Sunday night and roads became dangerously slick.
The first near-miss occurred on Interstate 40 near Charlotte Pike after crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash around 4:20 a.m.
A tractor trailer attempted to come to a stop but slid sideways and stopped mere feet away from a police vehicle stopped at the crash.
The second incident took place on Donelson Pike near the intersection of Hangar Lane. A Metro officer was on his way to a crash when he collided with a Dodge Durango just before 5 a.m.
It is unclear who caused the crash, but the slick roads are to blame. The officer sustained minor injuries to his knee.
Nearly a dozen crashes occurred on Donelson throughout the morning.
The third accident occurred on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County near State Route 840 around 8:30 a.m. Both a State Trooper and a Tennessee Highway Patrol supervisor were working a crash when their vehicles were struck.
The incidents remain under investigation.
Drivers are urged to remain home if possible and use extreme caution on roadways through Davidson and neighboring counties for several hours Monday morning.