SUV crashes into truck in downtown Nashville - WKRN News 2

SUV crashes into truck in downtown Nashville

Posted: Updated: April 16, 2014 10:56 PM
Officer Nathan Bolton was involved in an early morning crash. Officer Nathan Bolton was involved in an early morning crash.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Two vehicles crashed in downtown Nashville early Wednesday morning, causing one vehicle to roll over upon impact.

Police responded to the intersection of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Church Street around 4:15 a.m. to find a Toyota truck on its side.

Authorities learned the truck was hit by a Ford Explorer occupied by three women.  They reportedly told police they were heading south on Rosa Parks and ran a red light.

SLIDESHOW: SUV, truck collide downtown

Their SUV crashed into the truck, driven by Nathan Bolton, an Elkton police officer from Giles County, as it was heading down Church Street.

"I could have been killed today," said Officer Bolton of Columbia, who has three young children with one more on the way.

Bolton, 35, was transported to a nearby hospital. Doctors told him he suffered a severe concussion and was knocked unconscious. 

"I don't remember anything about the wreck. I still don't," Officer Bolton told News 2.

Police said the women in the SUV are Nashville residents who work at the downtown bar Coyote Ugly.  They were uninjured but the driver will be cited for inattentive driving.

"Inattentive driving is something that can always be prevented," said Bolton. "People really need to pay attention to what they are doing. Driving is no joke." 

Both vehicles were totaled.

"Vehicles are replicable, I'm not and I live and get to go to work another day. I'm definitely counting my blessings," said Officer Bolton.

There is no sign alcohol played a factor in the crash.

A 17-year-old student at Hume Fogg High School was struck and killed by a semi-truck in the same intersection last December.

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