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Driver arrested, metro officer hospitalized following downtown crash involving police car

by Ponce Law | December 15th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police say a metro officer’s vehicle was t-boned in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning, leaving the officer hospitalized and leading to the other driver’s arrest, reports WSMV.

Police responded to the incident at 2nd Avenue South near the westbound ramp of I-40 around 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to authorities, officer Jacob Ross was responding to the scene of a separate crash on I-40 and had activated the blue lights of the police car, when it was t-boned on the passenger side. The police car then spun into an electric pole near the roadway. 

Authorities say the colliding vehicle was traveling northbound on 2nd Avenue South and was passing through a yellow light when the accident occurred. The driver,  21-year-old Edgar Moran Paau of Murfreesboro, was arrested for driving without a license and no proof of insurance. 

Metro Officer Jacob Ross reportedly sustained serious injuries but is in stable condition and recovering at the hospital. Paau and the passenger in his vehicle did not suffer injuries in the accident.

At this time, the crash is still under investigation. We will update this blog if more information becomes available. 

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