Crime & Courts

Woman strikes officers’ cars in bizarre Gastonia wreck

Officers were called about a careless and reckless driver. As they arrived, a woman struck two police cars, two civilian cars, a guy wire and then a fire hire hydrant. Then she drove down a 12-foot embankment, flipping her vehicle.
Officers were called about a careless and reckless driver. As they arrived, a woman struck two police cars, two civilian cars, a guy wire and then a fire hire hydrant. Then she drove down a 12-foot embankment, flipping her vehicle. Screenshot from YouTube

A woman was injured following a bizarre Gastonia wreck in which she struck two police cars and two civilian cars, then replied ‘faith, hope and love ...’ when asked her name.

The collisions happened around 4 p.m. at New Hope Road and East Ozark Avenue, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Officers were called about a careless and reckless driver. As they arrived, a woman struck two police cars, two civilian cars, a guy wire and then a fire hydrant. Then she drove down a 12-foot embankment, flipping her vehicle.

The woman was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center to be checked out by doctors.

Police have not identified the woman because, when asked, she replied “faith, hope and love...,” according to a release from the department.

No one else was injured in the incident, which was still under investigation late Thursday.

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Cleve R. Wootson Jr.: 704-358-5046, @CleveWootson

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