West Point Rescue and the West Point Fire Department responded to an accident Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 275 near the intersection of that highway and 13th Street in West Point. At least three people were taken to Franciscan Healthcare by West Point Rescue, two from the van shown, and one from the car in the background that is being loaded on the tow truck.

Also assisting at the scene were officers from the West Point Police Department and Cuming County Sheriff’s Department. The van struck the northbound car in the rear and then spun around to look like it was headed south. An accident report wasn’t available at press time.