Car hits child then crashes into parked vehicles

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11:56am
Staff reports

A man lost control of his car Monday night in Antioch and hit a 6-year-old girl riding her bike, according to NewsChannel5 reports.

The crash happened in south Nashville at Turtle Creek Apartments, near the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Nolensville Road.

The girl suffered only a broken arm. The 22-year-old driver was not hurt.

After striking the girl, the car hit several parked cars.

Police said the driver of the car did not have a license.

9 Comments on this post:

By: P51Jock on 8/4/09 at 5:47

"The girl suffered only a broken arm".....I would much rather have read, "the driver suffered a severe beating at the hands of the girl's father only to have been dragged off by the owners of the cars he ran into. After the police recovered the corpse there was not enough remains to be identified". nuf sed !

By: SirKnight on 8/5/09 at 7:35

Why on earth would you rather read that? That is just sick. If the guy did it intentionally, MAYBE I would understand your rage. But that it ridiculous!!

Do you know something about this story, P51Jock, that they didn't report? Why would you rather this guy be killed for being a bad driver?

By: courier37027 on 8/5/09 at 8:08

Of course SirKnight, we should not let non-complinace with the law (driving without a license) cloud our judgment. Are you condoning safe driving without a license?

By: jsnap on 8/5/09 at 8:56

Wonder why the story did not tell if the guy was white, black or brown? Just interested.

By: shrub on 8/5/09 at 9:50

Just an fyi - Turtle Creek Apartments is heavily Hispanic. It is also the location of the Mexican sex slavery ring that the FBI has been monitoring for a couple of years and made an arrest in connection with a year or so ago. The City Paper covered this, whereas the Tennessean barely gave it coverage.

By: Time for Truth on 8/5/09 at 10:41

Just an fyi-that whole area is heavily Hispanic. Doesn't mean this guy was. Curiously the Channel 5 article didn't identify the man either, or say if he was drunk. But no matter what, I see reckless endangerment of a minor, reckless driving and driving without a license adding up to a little jail time. And if it were my daughter, he would need a fair amount of dental surgery also, assuming he has teeth.

By: SirKnight on 8/5/09 at 10:59

Got it, courier and Truth. Driving wrecklessly w/out a license deserves a violent death by any witnesses or relatives of the injured child.

I suppose you guys would also expect instant immunity from the law for their vigilante behavior. That would make just as much sense.

By: courier37027 on 8/5/09 at 11:47

That does it. Now that cars kill more people than do guns and this driver did not have a license, I am now boycotting Old Hickory Boulevard at Nolensville Road. Furthermore I expect drivers without licenses to register online so I can tell who is driving legally or otherwise.

By: P51Jock on 8/5/09 at 6:06

Okay Sir, I might have gotten carried away with the corpse statement but what really bothers me is that not only this guy but so many other people cause injury and death to innocent people who just "happen" to be run over by them.

Driving without a license and insurance is looked at as a minor infraction of the law by some people and is considered a misdemeanor crime. There needs to be more accountability on the part of drivers who make the choice to drive without insurance, licences, training, unsafe automobiles and also being impaired.

How much longer should we just say, oh well, this guy just killed my mother, father, relative, friend or even a complete stranger who did not deserve to die? These drivers may not choose to hurt other people but they do have a choice to not break the laws that everybody is required to follow.

This is not just a "bad driver", as you point out. He very well might have killed somebody, he did injure an innocent person, so just being a bad driver is not the real issue.

There should be outrage over this event whether the injury and damage were intentional or not and there should be a heavy accountability on the part of the driver. Just give this some time and see if this guy is back on the road again soon.