KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE:

On 091619 at about 7:13 PM, KPD officers responded to the area of Asheville Highway at the interaction with Governor John Sevier Highway after receiving reports of a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers determined that a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling south from River Turn Road toward Gov. John Sevier Highway when a motorcyclist traveling west on Asheville Highway disregarded a red traffic signal and collided with the driver’s side of the SUV. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported to the University of Tennessee medical facility for what appeared to be life threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was also transported to the hospital for less severe injuries. KPD’s reconstruction unit and forensic technicians responded to the scene to continue the investigation.