Police find Lexus, car owner accused in downtown Nashville scooter crash

Metro PD

Metro Police said they've found the vehicle Wednesday involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two women riding scooters in downtown Nashville over the weekend, causing critical injuries.

Police say a Lexus sedan hit two women riding Bird scooters Sunday evening at 5th Avenue North and Union Street. Police say the women were traveling north on 5th Ave. and the Lexus was traveling west on Union Street when it hit the riders. So far, reports of who had the red light are conflicting.

The Leuxs was recovered overnight Tuesday in Madison. Police say it was concealed by black plastic in the backyard of a home on Freywood Drive. When police knocked on the door of the home, the person inside the home said the car belonged to his son.

The 34-year-year man arrived while police were at the home. He refused to answer any questions without an attorney and was advised of his rights.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made yet.

The injured women were identified as Lindsey Cowan, 28, of Knoxville and Rachel Johnson, 27, of Oak Ridge. Police say neither rider was wearing a helmet. They both received critical injuries and are being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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