NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was arrested Monday after he crashed his car into a Mercedes and a pole and busted a window at the UBS Tower in downtown Nashville.
A Metro officer reportedly saw 25-year-old Abdulwahad Alawadh at a traffic light on Broadway in a black Honda Accord.
The officer observed Alawadh accelerate up the hill when the light turned green, passing other cars as he approached 7th Avenue.
According to the officer’s report, when he activated his emergency equipment, Alawadh turned right into a no turn lane and continued to accelerate before turning onto Commerce Street.
The officer stopped the pursuit due to reckless driving and sent out an alert to other officers.
Minutes later, the car was spotted at Deaderick Street and 3rd Avenue after it was involved in a hit and run.
According to witnesses, Alawadh hit a curb on Deaderick Street between 4th and 5th Avenue and blew his tire, then hit the gas.
After that, he hit a parked Mercedes before hitting a pole.
The impact caused his car to spin around before it came to a stop before hitting a parked white truck.
Police said parts of his vehicle busted a window at the UBS Tower.
One witness told News 2 he tried to help Alawadh, but he refused before he fell and asked for his cell phone.
He said when other people started coming out of businesses to check on the man, he walked away.
Alawadh made it about two blocks to Printer’s Alley before officers found him.
Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.