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Five seriously hurt in west Charlotte wreck

(Source: Sherry McGill) (Source: Sherry McGill)
(Source: Sherry McGill) (Source: Sherry McGill)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Five people were seriously injured in a wreck on Freedom Drive and Alleghany Street Saturday evening.

Officials say a white car heading north on Freedom Drive was going about 90 to 100 miles per hour.

He lost control of the car and started to flip, crashing into a green car in the other lane.

Medic says two people were treated on scene for life threatening injuries and taken to Carolinas Medical Center. Three others were transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

We do not know the names or ages of anyone involved in the wreck, but our crew on scene say they saw a young girl being transported.

Sherry McGill, a CATS bus driver, saw the accident when she and her sister were sitting at a red light on Alleghany Street.

McGill jumped out of her car to help the victims when she saw that first responders had not arrived yet.

She tried calling 911, but says the line was busy. She says she saw many others around her doing the same.

McGill said she held a little girl’s hand as crews used the jaws of life to remove her and the other passengers in the car.

No further information has been released.

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