Tenn. woman critically injured after boyfriend crashes car twice, leaves the scene

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NASVHILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was critically injured after police said her boyfriend crashed their car into a utility pole in Hermitage late Friday night.

They reportedly exited Interstate 40 onto Old Hickory Boulevard at exit 221B and rear-ended a car around 11:30 p.m.

The man continued to drive and then crashed his red Ford Explorer into a utility pole at Old Hickory Boulevard and Bell Road, according to police.

The woman suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver ran from the scene of the second crash but was later caught by police.

He is expected to be charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular assault.

A police lieutenant said the man appeared to be intoxicated.

Metro police’s fatal investigation team investigated the crash due to the woman’s life-threatening injuries.

No additional information was immediately released.

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