DES MOINES, Iowa — Three people were hospitalized after a serious crash on a busy Des Moines bridge Saturday morning.

According to Des Moines Police, a driver heading northbound on the Southeast 14th Street Viaduct lost control of their SUV at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The driver veered into the southbound lanes of the bridge and crashed into a car going the opposite direction.

First responders tell WHO 13 they needed to extricate people from both vehicles when they arrived at the scene.

The driver of the SUV which crossed the median is in critical condition, while the driver and passenger of the southbound car are both in serious condition. All are expected to survive.

Police shut down the viaduct for several hours while they investigated the scene, but it re-opened around noon on Saturday.

Authorities are now investigating whether the driver of the northbound SUV was under the influence at the time of the crash.