Bad Wreck Shuts Down Outbound Independence On Christmas Eve

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- A bad wreck on Independence at Albermarle Road shut down outbound lanes of traffic just after 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue two people. A total of four people were taken to the hospital, one in serious condition.

Police rerouted some traffic through the bus lane to ease congestion on Independence and some lanes reopened around 11:15 p.m.

There is no word yet how many cars were involved in the wreck, or what caused it.