Mother, 1-year-old son hit by car on Clarksville highway

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A mother and her 1-year-old son were hit by a car on Highway 79 in Montgomery County on Monday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says it happened just after 1:40 p.m. near North Liberty Church Road.

According to the traffic report, a sedan was stopped in the right lane of the road to offer Ashli Mancil and her baby a ride.

A second car was driving in that same lane and reportedly “failed to observe” the sedan was stopped. In an attempt to avoid hitting the car, the driver swerved.

Both Mancil, 20, and her child, who was in a stroller at the time, were ultimately hit.

The mother was transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville while the 1-year-old was flown by LifeFlight. An update on their conditions was not immediately known.

The traffic report says charges are pending against the driver.

THP notes there is not a shoulder or emergency lane on this stretch of roadway.

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