UPDATE: According to police Constitution Avenue is back open for east and westbound traffic.

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), Constitution Avenue is shut down between Villa Loma Drive and Oro Blanco Road for a major crash.

On Monday evening, CSPD tweeted just after 5:30 p.m. about a serious injury traffic accident that closed eastbound and westbound lanes on Constitution Avenue.

According to police, a car was traveling westbound on Constitution at a high rate of speed; it then fishtailed and hit a fence and tree, and the driver was ejected through the passenger side, sustaining serious injuries.

Police say a driver was thrown from the car, resulting in serious injuries. / FOX21 Photojournalist Ray Harless

The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the scene. Police ask that you avoid the area and to please be patient, as you may expect delays.