At least 1 injured after accident involving Knoxville police cruiser

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was taken to the hospital with possibly critical injuries after an accident in Downtown Knoxville.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said an officer was running his lights and sirens and on his way to a fight at Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries when the officer’s cruiser crashed into a van. The driver of the van was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Chief Rausch said the driver of the man was turning from Broadway into the Lincon Memorial University parking lot when the cars hit head-on.

WATE 6 On Your Side also has a crew on the scene. Broadway is closed at Henley Street and Summmit Hill Drive. Western Avenue is still open.

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