Man injured after hitting back of semi on I-40 West

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 48-year-old man was injured after authorities say he hit the back of semi on Interstate 40.

According to a traffic report, Reginal Richardson was driving west near the Linwood Road exit when the accident happened before 9:30 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says he slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped due to traffic.

Richardson, of North Carolina, was injured and flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in unknown condition.

The THP says there were no signs of alcohol or drugs at the scene. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time.