Wreck Shuts Down Chatham Parkway

Traffic came to a standstill just before five today on Chatham Parkway. It was a bad wreck, and four cars were involved around 4pm on in front of the Sunrise restaurant.

Police say a green Mazda SUV caused the wreck, rear-ending one car, forcing it into another SUV. The green Mazda then crossed the median into the northbound lane and hit a red Mustang head on.

The Mazda flipped over. Three people were trapped inside for a little while.

Police say four people were injured and taken to hospital, but the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The cause is unknown, and no names or conditions have been released yet.

The northbound lane was closed for a time, by traffic cleared up by 6pm.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com