A driver was taken to an area hospital after crashing into a tree Thursday night.

The crash happened in the 1900 block of Market Street.

The driver had to be extricated for the vehicle. A Chattanooga Fire Department spokesperson said the driver was awake and talking while on the way to the hospital.

"We're hoping the patient will make a full recovery," a spokesperson added.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Chattanooga police officers estimated the car was traveling around 60-70 mph when it crashed into the tree.