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5 people injured in west Charlotte wreck

Five people were injured when a speeding car crashed into another vehicle on Freedom Drive.
Five people were injured when a speeding car crashed into another vehicle on Freedom Drive. WBTV

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

Officials say a white car heading north on Freedom Drive was going about 90 to 100 miles per hour. The driver lost control of the car and started to flip, crashing into a green car that was traveling in the same direction.

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.

The names and ages of the injured have not been released..

Sherry McGill, a CATS bus driver, saw the accident when she and her sister were sitting at a red light on Alleghany Street, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

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 from one of the cars.

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