Three people, including an infant, were sent to the hospital Friday afternoon after a driver blacked out and struck six vehicles on Main Street.
At about 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, a male driver in a red pickup blacked out travelling northbound near NW 10th Street, according to a preliminary report by Newcastle Police.
The driver accelerated, striking a vehicle occupied by a female driver and an infant child travelling southbound on Main in front of Main Street Florist, according to eyewitness accounts. The driver then went off the road into the parking lot in front of Newcastle Tag Agency, crashing through a metal pipe railing, striking an unoccupied vehicle across the parking lot of Garcia's Concrete.
The driver then struck a company truck before hitting a parked white SUV, rolling it over a railing and onto its side. The driver then came to a stop at the railing, according to police reports.
The driver of the first vehicle told authorities she had injuries on her side, however the infant was uninjured, according to police. Both subjects along with the driver were transported to area hospitals.
Traffic was reduced to one lane heading south for about 20 minutes following the wreck. Police officials declined to identify the victims or the driver. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Police officials did not say if alcohol was a factor in the wreck.