A serious crash involving three vehicles shut down an intersection on Heckle Boulevard, and six people were transported for medical treatment, according to Rock Hill Police.
The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heckle Boulevard and Crawford Road. Three vehicles – two cars and a pickup – were involved in the crash.
Six people were transported for treatment, and one was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to Capt. Mark Bollinger, a Rock Hill Police Department spokesman.
Their conditions were unknown Wednesday evening.
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Bollinger said officers had attempted to make a traffic stop on one of the vehicles involved in the accident and the driver attempted to flee but crashed at the intersection.
The driver jumped and ran from the scene, but officers were able to apprehend him a short time later after a foot pursuit. The individual that fled then complained of injuries he sustained in the accident, and was transported by EMS for treatment.
Investigators were looking into any criminal activity that might involve the vehicle and its occupants that fled the traffic stop. The vehicles had not been removed at 6 p.m. It wasn’t clear how long the intersection would remain closed.
Motorists were urged to avoid Heckle Boulevard and Crawford Road Wednesday evening until the accident scene was cleared.
Check back for updates.