CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 29-year-old sanitation worker was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle in Cheatham County Wednesday morning.
The collision was reported just before 8 a.m. on State Route 112 at Morriswood Drive, southeast of Pleasant View.
Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver of a car hit a sanitation worker with Stinky Pinky, then slammed into the back of the garbage truck. The worker was transported to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries, according to troopers.
While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Highway Patrol said it appeared the 19-year-old driver of the car, who suffered minor injuries, was temporarily blinded by the sun.
The roadway around the scene was closed for more than two hours and reopened to traffic around 10:30 a.m.
No additional information was immediately released.