Car rams police cruisers before overturning

Friday, October 9, 2015
Vehicle rams police cruiser before crashing down embankment
Vehicle rams police cruiser before crashing down embankment

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A woman was taken to the hospital after Gastonia police said she hit multiple cars and a fire hydrant Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 4:40 p.m. on East Ozark Avenue at North New Hope Road. Gastonia police told WSOC-TV that they were responding to a call about a careless and reckless driver.

As officers arrived at the scene, a woman driver hit two police cars and two civilian cars before she struck a guy-wire and fire hydrant, went down about a 12-foot embankment and her vehicle flipped over, police said.

Police said when they asked the woman her name, she replied, "faith, hope and love."

"I thought she was going to get somebody killed or get herself killed," one witness said.

No one was injured in the crash, which is still under investigation.

The woman was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center to be checked out.

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