Police: Scooter rider failed to yield to car before crash

Posted at 1:23 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 17:03:10-05

A scooter rider wasn’t seriously injured after being struck by a car in downtown Nashville. Police said he failed to yield to a car.  

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Commerce and 5th Avenue. 

Officials with Metro Nashville police said the driver of a BMW was traveling west on Commerce -- and had a green light -- when the car struck a Bird scooter rider. 

Police said the scooter operator had a red light and an active “Don’t Walk” sign at the time. 

The 26-year-old was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-critical injuries.