Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A pick-up truck flipped over in Charlie Daniels Park’s parking lot after a 17-year-old driver drove carelessly, striking another car. On May 22, 2015 around 11:00 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a 2-car crash with possible injuries in the parking lot of Charlie Daniels Park (1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway). Upon arrival, a 1990 Ford Ranger pick-up was observed flipped onto its top and a 2001 Ford Taurus with front-driver-side damage.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Ranger operator, a 17-year-old male, was driving carelessly at a high-rate of speed through the parking lot when the Ranger struck a Ford Taurus as it was turning around in the parking lot. The Ford Taurus was operated by a 17-year-old male. The operator of the Ford Ranger was issued a citation for Careless and Negligent Driving.
Thankfully, no one was harmed during this incident, which was all captured on surveillance video. This incident should be a reminder that unsafe, careless driving behavior can lead to serious crashes and consequences. As children go out of school for the summer, parents are urged to remind and speak to their children about operating a vehicle safely and responsibly.