MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people including a police officer were injured in a crash that shut down part of a major roadway in Madisonville Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to a crash in the 4000 block of Highway 411 in Madisonville around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The roadway reopened after one lane in both directions was closed as crews responded to the area.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry was making a left turn onto Mahan Street from Hwy 411. The driver reportedly did not see the patrol car and turned into its path. This caused the patrol car to go off the roadway and hit a power pole.
Madisonville Police Officer Bobby Woods was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following the crash while the other driver was taken to an area hospital by ambulance. Police Chief Danny Russell said while injured, Woods is, “expected to be okay.”
The THP said the other driver has been charged with failure to yield and making an improper turn.
“Please pray for the healing of all involved and their families,” Madisonville Police said on Facebook.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.