4 injured when driver crashes while fleeing police in Music Row

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four people were injured in a crash caused by a driver avoiding a traffic stop near Music Row Wednesday night.

It happened at the intersection of Edgehill Avenue and 17th Avenue South around 9:30 p.m.

Metro police told News 2 the crash stemmed from when an officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver took off. As the driver fled, he reportedly sped into the intersection and hit an SUV.

The crash also took out street signs, and a pole that holds up a traffic light was bent.

Two people inside the car were critically injured and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Another passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was also taken to Vanderbilt with non-life threatening injuries.

Metro police said it is not known exactly why the driver fled, but he does have outstanding warrants and narcotics were found inside the car.

The fatal team was called to the scene to investigate. Further details have yet to be released.