Residents worry about safety as dump trucks use narrow street

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OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some Old Hickory neighbors are worried about the safety of their children and pets as some large trucks make their way down their narrow street.

Some residents told News 2 the problem started after Hoover was granted a mining permit to work in the area.

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Photo: WKRN

“Pets could be run over, children; there are people who walk up and down this road. As you can see, there are no sidewalks. These trucks are just going really fast down our little roads,” said concerned resident Cheryl Coffey.

Coffey captured video of the trucks driving by her home on surveillance camera. Several other neighbors News 2 spoke with had similar concerns.

“Seventy thousand pound dump trucks aren’t supposed to be moving through here,” said neighbor Jerry Ramsey.

The councilman who represents the area has alerted Metro police.

Wednesday afternoon, several Metro police officers were patrolling the area.

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Photo: WKRN

News 2 reached out to Hoover’s attorney to get their side of the story. The attorney declined our request for an interview or statement.

Meantime, people who live in the area said every time they see one of the big trucks taking over their neighborhood road, they take pictures for proof.

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