Scary news comes our way today: According to Metro police, iconic performer and songwriter Dolly Parton was in a car wreck this morning at the corner of Vaulx Lane and Kirkwood Avenue in Nashville. Thankfully, the singer sustained only "minor injuries." The police department issued the following statement:
Dolly Parton received minor injuries late this morning when the SUV in which she was riding was struck by a car at the intersection of Vaulx Lane and Kirkwood Avenue.
Parton was the front seat passenger in a Nissan Xterra being driven by Judy Ogle, 68, of Nashville. They were traveling eastbound on Kirkwood Avenue when a Mitsubishi Diamante being driven by Diane Lish, 64, of Old Hickory, pulled into the intersection from Vaulx Lane. The two vehicles collided at 11:41 a.m. The investigation shows that Lish failed to yield.
Ogle and Parton were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Lish was taken to Centennial Medical Center. None of the injuries appeared to be serious.
Phew. Seeing as how it doesn't look like it was a particularly serious accident, I suppose it's not entirely inappropriate if you want to insert your own "Dolly's airbags deployed" joke here. I'm going to take this opportunity to re-watch the Porter-and-Dolly Drunk History segment and listen to some classic DP jams.
Anyway. The thought of Dolly being injured ... it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it.