KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A serious crash shut down part of Northshore Drive in West Knoxville Friday morning. A driver was taken to the hospital, according to the Knoxville Police Department personnel at the scene.

KPD said two cars were involved in the crash that happened on N. Northshore near Woodburn Drive. One person was transported to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

Later Friday morning, KPD shared the following update on the crash:

“At around 6:55 a.m. this morning, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a two-car crash on N. Northshore Drive at Woodburn Drive. Based on the investigation at the scene, a Scion XD attempted to make a left turn from Woodburn onto Northshore and was struck by a Honda Accord driving north on Northshore. The driver of the Scion was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is still listed in critical condition. The scene was processed by KPD crash reconstruction personnel.”

Northshore Drive reopened just before 9 a.m. KPD says crash reconstruction personnel were on the scene and investigating.

Around 7:40 a.m. Friday KPD tweeted about the crash, stating North Northshore Drive was shut down between Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike due to a serious crash.

“This will be an extended closure. Seek alternate routes,” KPD said.

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