A pedestrian was injured in Mt. Juliet after stumbling into traffic and being struck by a pickup truck.
Mt. Juliet Police were summoned to Lebanon Road near Matterhorn Drive to investigate the incident around 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The initial investigation revealed that the pedestrian, a 52-year-old man from Nashville, was walking in the lane of travel at the time he was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, driven by a 64-year-old man from Old Hickory. While officers were speaking to the pedestrian, it was obvious that he was intoxicated. The pedestrian was also wearing dark clothing and carrying a six6-pack of beer during impact.
In brief moments prior to impact, the pickup truck driver saw the pedestrian and attempted to avoid the collision.
There were no serious injuries, and the 52-year-old pedestrian was transported to Summit Medical Center's emergency room with non-life threatening injuries.
During the crash investigation, the westbound lanes of Lebanon Road were closed approximately 30 minutes.