Crash involving pole shuts down road near downtown Nashville

Hermitage Ave crash

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The driver of a car who slammed into a pole Tuesday morning near downtown Nashville reportedly told officers she was trying to avoid a person in the roadway when she crashed.

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Hermitage Avenue near Stanley Street, which is just south of downtown.

Metro police said the driver of a jeep was traveling outbound on Hermitage Avenue, when she slammed the vehicle into a pole.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital, officers said.

Hermitage Avenue was closed in both directions around the scene and has since reopened.

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