Wall collapses onto car in downtown Nashville; woman injured

Courtesy of WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The owner of catering business was injured when the wall of a building collapsed on top of her car Thursday in downtown Nashville.

The old United Methodist Publishing House on Demonbreun Street was in the process of being torn down when the wall fell around 9:30 a.m.

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A construction worker told News 2 that neither dynamite nor explosives were being used at the time. Instead, crews were pulling the building down when debris went the wrong way and ended up in the road.

Kimberly Nichols, who was driving her catering truck down the street, was hit by some of the debris and injured.

The 58-year-old was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

An estimated 1,600 NES customers were without power immediately after the accident, including businesses in Cummins Station. Click here for the NES power outage map.

NES reported a substation breaker tripped when the building fell on the power lines. Crews are working on isolating the outages.

The intersection at 10th Avenue South and Demonbruen will remain closed through the remainder of Thursday.

The old publishing house is being torn down to make way for a new J.W. Marriott hotel.

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