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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Pleasant View officer is thanking a higher power after only suffering a minor injury following a nasty crash last month.

On Dec. 17, Officer Todd Nelson pulled over a car for speeding on Highway 41 in Cheatham County.

Several cars swerved to avoid hitting him, but it appears when a pick-up truck driver tried to do that, he struck an oncoming car and then the officer.

The truck driver and others stopped to help the hurt officer.

"I was hurting. My chest was impacted by the vehicle, my whole front body. It threw me," said Nelson.

Nelson was rushed to the hospital by helicopter but escaped the nasty crash with only a swollen ankle and no broken bones or internal injuries.

"God did everything in this instant. He saved my life," said Nelson.

Nelson said this should be a reminder that when drivers see blue lights, especially on a two-lane road, to slow down or stop.

"If there's not anywhere to move around the officer, they need to stop and wait for us to get done with what we need to do," said Nelson.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash. The driver who hit Nelson has not been charged.


Added: Jan-7-2010 Occurred On: Dec-16-2009
By: Spud05
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Location: Pleasant View, Tennessee, United States (load item map)
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