LANCASTER — Six people were injured in a three-car collision on S.C. 9 in Lancaster County Friday afternoon in which at least one person had been ejected from a car, authorities say.
At about 2:20 p.m., a 2000 Ford Taurus traveling west in the eastbound lane of S.C. 9 hit a 2004 Ford sports utility vehicle head-on, causing the Ford to sideswipe a 1966 Chevrolet, also traveling eastbound, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the Highway Patrol.
The drivers of the SUV and Ford Taurus were both airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment, Elder said. The Chevrolet's driver was taken by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital.
The crash occurred in the area between Grace Avenue and Meeting Street, he said.
Stephen Blackwelder, Lancaster fire marshal, said one of the drivers had been thrown from the car.
Six people total were involved in the crash, Blackwelder said. Four of them were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, he said.
Two of them were trapped inside their cars and had to be extricated, he said. It took about 30 minutes for emergency officials to free them from their cars.
Emergency dispatchers relayed over radio that one of the crash victims, a woman, suffered two broken legs and other injuries.
Check back for details on this developing story.