Emergency vehicle struck on I-40 W in Mt. Juliet, officer & motorist injured


MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – An emergency vehicle was struck in Mt. Juliet Tuesday afternoon on I-40 W.

According to a tweet from Mt. Juliet Police, the crash happened near mile marker 226. Police said the emergency response vehicle was hit while assisting a disabled motorist and wrecker.

After the officer arrived to the scene, the response truck was hit, despite emergency lights and an enhanced warning message board.

The officer was inside the truck at the time of the crash and was able to regain steering control after the impact.

A community service officer and a motorist were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded and investigated the crash.

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