The first accident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday and involved six people. According to the Highway Patrol, a family's car was rear-ended by another family's sport utility vehicle. Troopers said both families were on their way to Christmas get-togethers.
All six people were taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. There was no word Thursday night on their conditions or charges.
A few hours later, a three-car crash sent four people to the hospital. That one happened at Sunnybrook and Poole Roads in east Raleigh around 8 p.m. One of the three cars overturned.
The names and conditions of the injured had not been released Thursday night.