First-hand observation: Accident occurred around 4:25pm on Hwy 210 North (just north of Spring Lake area). Three vehicles damaged beyond recognition were observed 15 to 60 feet from the shoulder of north-bound lane of NC210. The wrecked vehicles and debris were scattered along a 200ft section of the road. Cause was not apparent. Weather may have been a factor due to the light rain and wet road surface. Fire, EMS, County, and State Troopers were on the scene. Local residents of a nearby mobile home park were observing the clean-up; some resident had responded to the accident and were observed walking back to their homes with fire extinguishers.