At least eight injured in Harnett County three-car wreck
Posted November 21, 2011
Updated November 22, 2011
Angier, N.C. — Witnesses to a three-car wreck that sent at least eight people, including a 2-year-old child and an infant, to the hospital Monday night said it happened in two parts and sounded like a bomb going off.
"Like a bomb went off, dynamite, boom," said Wanda Stephenson, who lives near the wreck site, on N.C. Highway 55 and Eason Lane, outside Angier.
Meranda Molden said she heard the first crash and then ran outside.
"I go running out here (and) the next thing I hear is 'boom.' A car was coming this way and hit a vehicle right here," she said.
The car wound up in her yard.
State troopers said that a car stopped to make a turn when a van, carrying three men, two women, a 2-year-old child and an infant, approached it from behind. Swerving to avoid a collision, the van hit a four-door Chevy driving the opposite direction head-on.
A woman and her two teenage daughters, who were traveling in the Chevy, were hospitalized.
After the crash, the van remained in the road with no lights on. That's when a Jeep hit it, troopers said.
A couple in the Jeep were also hospitalized.
One of the men in the van was found lying in a ditch near the scene. He was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. It wasn't clear whether everyone in the van was hospitalized.
Authorities have not released the names or conditions of anyone involved.