NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Emergency crews confirm a 22-year-old Michigan man was injured after falling from a party bus and then being run over by the vehicle’s tires in downtown Nashville.
Nashville Fire Department officials said Thursday that crews were called to Broadway and 14th Avenue North after reports of a “motor vehicle accident.”
Metro police said Jacob Day was reportedly sitting on the railing of the roofless party bus when he fell off the railing and landed face first onto the roadway. The bus ran over his legs after he fell onto the pavement.
Police said 15 people, including the driver, were on the bus at the time. Day's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
In response to the incident, Butch Spyridon, president and CEO the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, released the following statement:
"While we hope the individual injured recovers quickly, we must use this as an immediate call to action. Public safety is our number one concern, and unfortunately what we feared would happen, did happen. It is no secret that we have been openly concerned about the behavior surrounding entertainment vehicles. As goes public safety, so goes Nashville’s reputation. We need music to return to center stage instead of unregulated rolling parties. The hospitality industry and the city are determined to respond with meaningful measures."