GASTONIA, N.C. – A multi-vehicle accident shut down a portion of Bessemer City Road in Gastonia Friday afternoon.
According to the Gastonia Fire Department, the accident occurred just before 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Bessemer City Road near I-85 west of downtown Gastonia. Fire officials reported that multiple people were pinned inside their vehicles at the scene.
When first responders reached the crash site, they discovered the accident involved a pickup truck, a minivan that was on its roof, and a car on its side. Backup emergency personnel were called to the scene to aid the victims.
Fire and Rescue personnel needed nearly 30 minutes to extricate multiple patients from their vehicles. Multiple patients were transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center for treatment. The condition of the patients is not known at this time.
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