NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating an overnight crash which resulted in a Cruise robotaxi slamming into a Midtown apartment building.

The crash was reported just before 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Church Street and 19th Avenue North on Monday, Oct. 2. 

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Authorities reported that the crash involved a truck and another car. Cruise later sent a statement saying the crash involved one of their autonomous vehicles.

In a statement, Cruise claimed that the vehicle was being driven manually by a safety driver when the crash occurred.

One of our vehicles, which was being driven manually by a safety driver, was hit by another vehicle at the intersection of 19th and Church in Nashville. Drivers of both vehicles were injured, and there were no passengers. The incident pushed our vehicle into a nearby building, and fortunately there were no other people involved. We are in touch with our safety driver, who was taken to the hospital, and we are appreciative of the support and effort by first responders in this incident.


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At the scene, Metro police said it remains unclear which driver was at fault. Meanwhile, Cruise stated that both drivers were injured in the crash. The safety driver of the Cruise was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision.

A News 2 crew was on scene as staff attempted to clean up the damage that was left behind. The crash remains under investigation. 

No other information was immediately released.