Clarksville Police Deal With Rash Of Accidents
Police in Clarksville were kept busy with a rash of accidents over the long holiday weekend. According to Jim Knoll, Public Information Officer, Clarksville Police investigated 88 crashes over the long weekend, 16 involved injuries, and four were alcohol related.
Three of the alcohol related crashes occurred before 9:00pm on August 31st. Also, August 31st between 4 and 6 pm, officers worked 19 traffic crashes. The volume of crashes occurred sequentially, with the most on the 31st, next was Sept 1st and the 2nd and 3rd were almost equal.
Knoll says the primary causes of the crashes were: Failure to Use Reasonable Care, Improper Backing, Following Too Closely or Improperly, and Failure to Yield.