Driver hits rock, slams into home near Lipscomb University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man police say admitted to drinking before driving was seriously hurt Sunday morning after he crashed into a Green Hills home.

Authorities told News 2 the driver hit a rock in the road, went airborne, and slammed into the front of the house on Shackleford Road.

The driver, only identity as a 29- or 30-year-old man, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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According to Metro police, a witness said they heard something happen around 4:30 a.m. The homeowner found the crash around 7 a.m., telling News 2 he didn’t hear a thing.

Gil Ezell also told News 2 cars have crashed in his yard before.

“You know, it was more of a ‘not again’ kind of thing, but then no one’s ever hit he house before. All the other car wrecks, they just tear up the yard and lawn. And you know, one time someone hit some of the things down here, so we beefed up our rocks a little more,” said Ezell.

No other injuries were reported. It’s not yet known if the driver will be charged.