DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are searching for a driver who caused a critical accident on the city’s west side and then fled the scene.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on 7 Mile Road at Sunderland, just west of the Southfield Freeway.

Police say the driver of a red Oldsmobile Alero made an illegal U-turn and struck a Honda that was traveling in the correct direction. The Alero broadsided the Honda on its passenger side, according to police.

A person who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Honda was critically injured and taken to the hospital with a head injury. It’s unknown if the driver of that vehicle was injured.

The driver of the Alero fled the scene on foot immediately after the collision.

Seven Mile remains closed between Sunderland and Stahalin as police continue their investigation.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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