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Teen hit by car

An Atmore teen was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital Monday (July 31) afternoon after he was hit from behind by a car as he walked along a city street.

According to Atmore Police Department reports, the 14-year-old male was walking northbound on South Presley Street around 2:30 p.m. when the incident occurred. (Alabama law does not allow for the publishing of a juvenile’s name unless the accident is a fatal one.)

Police reports indicate that a 2011 Ford Fusion, driven by 24-year-old Sharanda Ford of Atmore was traveling in the same direction along Presley when Ford “is believed to have fallen asleep” at the wheel.

The Fusion reportedly “crossed the center line and struck the victim from behind,” tossing him onto the hood of the vehicle. He reportedly rolled off the car and onto the roadside when the driver stopped.

The teen was examined and given preliminary treatment at the scene by Atmore Ambulance Service paramedics, who then took him to the local hospital.

An APD spokesperson said Tuesday that the adolescent’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

According to reports, no charges were filed against the driver.