Emergency crews worked to clear the scene of a violent crash involving two vehicles in front of South Mecklenburg High School in south Charlotte Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 11:00 a.m. on Park Road near Arbor Pointe Drive after a black car collided with a red SUV at the intersection.

The collision caused the black car to overturn.

According to officials, the driver and passenger in the red SUV were placed onto stretchers and transported to a nearby hospital.

Traffic was temporarily diverted, and all southbound traffic on Park Road was backed up for several hours.

It is still unclear what caused the crash.

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