NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 22-year-old man was seriously injured and knocked unconscious after falling from a Nashville party bus and being run over early Thursday morning.
Metro police responded around 12:30 a.m. to the area of Broadway near 14th Avenue North for an accident involving a transpotainment vehicle.
Officers said the Michigan man was sitting on the railing of the roofless party bus, when he fell and landed face first on the roadway.
The bus, which had 15 people onboard, then ran over the man’s legs, according to investigators.
In a five-minute call to 911, a witness told a dispatcher that the man hit his head on the pavement “really hard,” as the back tire ran over his leg.
The caller said the man was unconscious and bleeding from his head “real bad.”
The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of injuries that police said did not appear to be life-threatening.
A hospital spokesperson told News 2 the victim was listed as “stable,” as of Thursday afternoon.
Butch Spyridon, the President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp addressed the incident in a statement released Thursday afternoon:
“While we hope the individual injured recovers quickly, we must use this as an immediate call to action. Public safety is our number one concern, and unfortunately what we feared would happen, did happen. It is no secret that we have been openly concerned about the behavior surrounding entertainment vehicles. As goes public safety, so goes Nashville’s reputation. We need music to return to center stage instead of unregulated rolling parties. The hospitality industry and the city are determined to respond with meaningful measures.”