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Victim Speaks Out After Serious Wreck

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the first time, the woman who was pinned in her car after a Hummer landed on it is speaking out. Cathy Goalsby said when she began her week, she knew it would be out of the norm.

"My day started out with jury duty, and if it hadn't been for that, I would've been at work at my desk where I should have been," said Goalsby.

What she didn't know was that jury duty would soon be the least of her concerns.

"I just happened to look up, and I saw this hummer, he was headed just straight to me and he was flying, and I kept thinking, he's going to hit me," said Goalsby.

Sure enough, the hummer landed on top of Goalsby's white Altima.

"I kept asking, ‘you are going to get me out of here aren't you and he said yes, sweetheart, we're going to get you out of here,'" described Goalsby.

Police said Tracy McClung was driving the Hummer on Charlotte Avenue. According to the police report, he had slurred speech after the crash, and in his car, officers found a handgun and more than 200 Oxycodone pills. He's been charged with DUI and weapon under the influence.

"We were minding our own business, but somebody who was so irresponsible to do something like that and to maybe have taken our lives," said Goalsby.

Goalsby didn't lose her life, but the impact crushed one of her hands. "The hand itself was totally smashed," she said.

However, she said she still remains thankful she gets another day.

"It's hard now because I see my car and I see what could've happened, but I thank God that it didn't happen you know," said Goalsby.

McClung was released on bond. He didn't want to speak on camera, but told NewsChannel 5 he was sober the day of the crash and that he was swerving to avoid another car when he slammed into the white Altima. He also said he had a valid prescription for those Oxycodone pills.

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