Authorities provided details of an incident that injured a Williamson County deputy on Thursday, July 9.
Officer Sees Speeding Vehicle
At about 11:30 p.m., a Spring Hill police officer witnessed a 2005 Cadillac CTS allegedly speeding on Columbia Pike. The officer pursued the Cadillac, but the motorist would not pull over, according to a spokesman for the police department. A chase ensued that reached speeds of 110-115 mph, and the officer ended his pursuit due to a perceived danger to other vehicles on the road, according to The Tennessean.
Deputy’s Vehicle Hit
Soon thereafter, the Cadillac struck a deputy’s squad car on Columbia Pike near Kittrell Road. The deputy reportedly suffered moderate injuries, so emergency personnel transported the officer to an area hospital. The motorist suffered minor injuries, so he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Arrested on Multiple Charges
Authorities arrested the 45-year-old driver of the Cadillac on suspicion of DUI, speeding, reckless endangerment, driving without a license and felony evading arrest, according to a spokeswoman for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently held in custody in lieu of $115,000 bond.
Although this accident is the subject of an ongoing investigation, those injured due to negligent conduct on the state’s roadways do have recourse in civil court. It is often possible to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
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