Driver Sought In Nashville Hit-&-Run That Injured 2 Scooter Riders

Posted at 11:53 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 19:19:17-04

Police have released a surveillance photo of the vehicle suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in downtown Nashville. 

The incident happened around 5:25 p.m. Sunday at 5th Avenue North and Union Street.

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Metro Police said the preliminary investigation shows that the scooters were heading north on 5th Avenue North while a Lexus was traveling west on Union Street. 

The car struck the scooters in the intersection and continued west on Union. Police said there are conflicting reports as to whether the Lexus or the scooters had the red light. 

The car appears to be a mid-2000s model ES 330 or ES 300 with front end damage. 

The injured women were identified as 28-year-old Lindsey Cowan, of Knoxville, and 27-year-old Rachel Johnson, of Oak Ridge. 

Officials confirmed the two females were riding Bird scooters. Bird is a scooter-sharing service. 

According to investigators, neither was wearing a helmet. Both women were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Anyone with information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.