An accident in front of Pinecrest High School, on Hwy 15-501, sent at least one person to the hospital with serious injuries Wednesday afternoon.
The two car collision occurred when one car slammed into the back of the other sending both cars careening off opposite sides of the highway.
Both cars suffered extensive damage.
The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. when people were driving home from work. The wreckage shut down the highway until emergency crews could get one lane slowly moving in each direction.
The accident in under investigation.
Responding to the scene Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Pinehurst Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Southern Pines Police Department.