NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police said two women were injured after they jumped from a burning car along Interstate 24.
The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit on I-24 East.
Metro police said the women bailed from the car after it caught fire while traveling down the interstate.
UPDATE: amazingly, the two women inside the car managed to bail out BEFORE the crash. They are both injured because of the jump and are at the hospital.— Rebecca Schleicher (@NC5_RSchleicher) April 14, 2021
But they were not inside when it was fully engulfed. They say the car just caught fire out of nowhere #5LiveTraffic
The car crashed into a ditch off the interstate and continued to burn. Nashville fire crews were able to put out the blaze.
Police said the driver and passenger were injured after hitting the asphalt. Both were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.