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Child hurt in crash

The Prism was heavily damaged in the crash.

News Staff Writer

Neither driver was injured, but a baby was transported to a local hospital after a two-vehicle collision that happened Saturday morning on Jack Springs Road.
The crash took place around 10:30 a.m., just in front of The Pines II apartment complex, when a 1995 GEO Prism, driven by 28-year-old Mollica Spencer of Atmore, rear-ended a 2004 GMC Sierra driven by Eugene Leslie, 57, of Bay St. Louis, Miss.
According to police reports, Leslie was stopped, waiting to make a left turn into the complex, when Spencer’s car rammed into the rear bumper of his truck.
The collision caused a “brief, small fire near the front of the vehicle,” and Atmore Fire Department units were sent to the scene. A policeman had reportedly put the flames out with a fire extinguisher by the time firefighters arrived.
Leslie and Spencer were both uninjured, as was a 10-year-old passenger in the Spencer vehicle, but a child “older than newborn but less than 1 year old” was hurt and was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital.
The condition of the child or the severity of his/her injuries was not known at press time.
No charges were filed in connection with the accident.