• Pastor among 3 hurt in Concord church parking lot accident


    CONCORD, N.C. - Emergency crews responded to a report of multiple people hit by a car in the parking lot of a Concord church Tuesday morning.

    First responders were called to Center United Methodist Church on South Union Street around 11 a.m.

    A female driver of a Dodge van backed up at a high rate of speed and hit a silver Honda and three people -- including the pastor of the church -- in the parking lot, according to police.

    Officers told Channel 9 that those three people were rushed to a local hospital, two of them with critical injuries.

    The victims have been identified as Tony Allen, 55, of Midland, Susan Hicks, 64, of Concord and Sharon Campbell, 62, of Mount Pleasant.

    Allen is the pastor at Center United Methodist.

    All victims were reported to be in stable condition and being treated at CMC-NorthEast in Concord.

    The church was being used as a voting site and witnesses said one of the victims was a poll worker.

    The woman driving the van was not injured and was being interviewed by police. Officials said they do not believe the accident was intentional at this point.

    Concord police are continuing to investigate the wreck.

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