June 18, 2008

Wreck Along Dixon School Road Throws Two People From Car

By David Allen, The Shelby Star, N.C.

Jun. 18--Updated at 10:21

KINGS MOUNTAIN --Two people were thrown from a Buick Park Avenue Tuesday evening during a single-car wreck along Dixon School Road.

Two females and one male were taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries, according to Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Chief Daryl Philbeck.

"They were in pretty critical condition when they left here from what I saw," he said. The initial call came out at 7:57 p.m., he added.

With one headlight still on, the car, which was flipped during the incident, came to rest on the asphalt after several dozen feet of skid marks both on and off the road. A single sandal sat next to the front bumper. A black hat was tangled in nearby bushes.

Additional information was unavailable as of 9:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, Grover Rescue, Highway Patrol, Cleveland County EMS and Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the wreck.

Kirsten Thomas contributed to this report.

Updated 10:07 p.m.

Watch video of the wreck by clicking the multimedia link under photos.

Allen said three people were taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center with, according to Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department Chief Daryl Philbeck, critical injuries. Two women and a man were inside the vehicle and one of the women and the man were thrown from the Buick upon impact, Philbeck said. The other female was driving. The first call came in at 7:57 p.m.

Cleveland County Communications is reporting a wreck at Dixon School Road and Stewart Road in Kings Mountain. Several injuries are reported and one passenger has been reported as being ejected from the car.

Reporters Kirsten Thomas and David Allen are on their way to the scene in the Star Car.


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