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Several riding in pickup bed seriously injured in accident, police say

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Seven people were taken to the hospital after a pickup truck accident where several people were thrown from the vehicle's bed, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The accident happened Thursday just after 6 p.m. on Thompson Road, which is off of Sunset Road in northwest Charlotte.

WBTV's Sky 3 was over the scene as emergency crews taped off the area and loaded several people into ambulances.

The pickup truck, which police told WBTV it appeared the injured were riding in the back of, could be seen off the road against a small tree.

Police say the victims were thrown from the back of the truck when it went off the road.

Medic confirmed to WBTV that seven people were taken to the hospital, six of those with serious injuries.

CMPD's Major Crash Unit is on scene to investigate the incident.

The victims' names have not been released.

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