Police: Man drives car off wrecker, strikes driver while fleeing

Allen Simpson Jr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A driver was charged with vehicular assault after he ran over a tow truck driver who was attempting to tow his car Saturday night in downtown Nashville.

Police reported Allen Simpson Jr., 52, drove his vehicle off the wrecker lift as it was being towed away after it was illegally parked in a designated lot.

According to an affidavit, the tow truck driver was struck as Simpson recklessly fled the scene in his vehicle as he drove northbound on Third Avenue North.

The tow truck driver was reportedly knocked to the ground during the assault.

Simpson was booked into the Metro jail and charged with vehicular assault.

His bond was set at $2,500.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s