One man is in critical condition following a two-car collision on Springs Road NE near 18th Street Drive NE that shut down the road.

According to Hickory Police Officer Moore, an elderly man operating a Chevrolet sedan was driving onto Springs Road from BB&T bank when a Honda Pilot SUV traveling northeast struck the driver’s side of the Chevrolet. Both drivers were taken to the hospital.

The elderly man is considered critical, Moore said.

Moore said an accident reconstruction unit will investigate the collision. Police began directing traffic around Springs Road around 10 a.m.

Hickory police, Hickory Fire Department and Catawba County EMS were on scene.

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