Pedestrian in serious condition after being hit by truck near BNA

Police closed the Donelson Pike exit ramp for the investigation.
Police closed the Donelson Pike exit ramp for the investigation.
Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 8:59 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2023 at 5:03 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police are investigating an accident after a man was struck by a truck in a construction area along Interstate 40 near Donelson Pike.

Police said the 45-year-old Nashville man was struck and critically injured in a construction area along the exit ramp from I-40 East to Donelson Pike. Police said he was walking on a one-lane gravel road for construction vehicle access next to the ramp when he was struck.

The construction worker driving the truck said that he was backing a Ford F-150 pickup truck into the construction area during the timeframe that the man was struck, but he did not realize he had been involved in a collision.

Police said it wasn’t known why the man was walking in the area. There were no vehicles located nearby from which he would have exited.

There was no evidence of impairment at the scene. Police said no charges have been placed against the pickup driver.

The exit ramp was closed for the investigation, causing problems for the morning airport travelers. The ramp reopened around 10:30 a.m.