Monday, October 17, 2016

DUI 3 Driver hits pedestrians. Kills one; Injures another

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Hendersonville man is facing his third DUI charge after he hit two pedestrians, killing one on Saturday.
Chris Solomon, 43, is expected to be charged with DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
According to police, he hit two pedestrians at 1:30 p.m. as they were walking along Donmond Drive near Air Float Drive.
Witnesses on the scene told News 2 the couple, who appeared to be in their 30s, had just bought chairs from a yard sale. They were reportedly going back to pick up the second set of chairs when they were hit.
“Sounded like he hit something substantial and I ran out to see what it was and found the people laying in the road and he was already gone,” a neighbor told News 2.
The man was taken to an emergency room in Hendersonville, and the woman went to the ER at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police told News 2 the male victim passed away from his injuries late Saturday night.
According to police, Solomon did not stop after hitting the pedestrians. Authorities caught up to him inside his car a few blocks away.
Solomon was taken into custody and booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Byclcle and Pedestrian guide is now available

An informative guide listing laws concerning pedestrians and bicyclists is available from the Tennessee Highway Safety office at:

It lists eight laws pertaining to bicycles and six more pertaining to pedestrians. Download it at:

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

June Fatalities on our Roadways

During the month of June, 76 persons lost their lives on our roadways.

10 died or were killed in alcohol related crashes.

9 died in drug related crashes. Some of the crashes involved both alcohol and drugs.

Remember to drive defensively and take care during every drive.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Stay safe

Please drive defensively and leave plenty of room to brake during the heavy traffic on Memorial Day. Safe the memories for fallen soldiers, sailers and Marines, not traffic fatalities.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Think about this

In 1963 there were 1.5 million licensed drivers in Tennessee.
In 2014, there were 4.7 million.

In 1963 there were 941 traffic fatalities.
In 2014, there were 963.

We have 3 times as many drivers and about the same number of fatalities.

Sometimes, we get frustrated, but the reality is, we do pretty well.