Three teenage women, including an Atmore resident, were taken by ambulance to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (Dec. 5) at the junction of Carver Avenue and Pouncey Road.
According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the collision happened around 12:05 p.m. when 18-year-old Tiffany Joann Hardy of Brewton was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt along Carver Avenue and failed to yield the right-of-way at the point Carver ends at Pouncey Road.
Reports show that Hardy pulled from the stop sign and onto Pouncey, into the path of a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE that was being driven southward on the county road by Destiny G. “Gabby” Linam, 18, of Atmore. Linam was unable to stop her vehicle and slammed into the driver’s side of the Chevrolet.
The impact resulted in significant damage to both vehicles, and parts and pieces of the Toyota were scattered across the roadway. Hardy and Linam were both injured, as was a passenger in the Toyota, 19-year-old Brianna M. Pearson of Uriah.
Hardy was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. A separate ambulance carried Linam and Pearson to North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette.
Linam’s injuries included a deeply bruised knee that was at first thought to be fractured, while Samantha Pearson posted on Facebook that her sister suffered a broken vertebrae and a chemical burn to her left hand.
Most of the damage to the Toyota was in its front, while the Chevrolet, which slid off the roadway and down a gentle slope, had heavy damage to its entire left side, as well as its front and rear.