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AFD rescues woman after car forced down embankment

News Staff Writer

Atmore Fire Department personnel rescued a Perdido woman after another car reportedly forced the woman’s vehicle off the road and down an embankment Sunday, September 18, as she crossed a set of railroad tracks just outside Atmore.
AFD reports show that fire-rescue crews were dispatched to 3600 U.S. 31 around 2:22 p.m. They arrived to find the woman, identified by a relative as Ashley Findley, inside her car, at the bottom of the embankment that runs beside the tracks.
Firemen were able to get to the injured woman and place her in a Stokes basket, or medical evacuation litter. She was carried in the basket “200-to-300 yards down the tracks” to a waiting ambulance crew, who took over her care at that point.
Findley was reportedly taken to Atmore Community Hospital, where relatives said she is being treated for broken ribs and a fractured neck.
The other driver reportedly fled the scene without offering assistance. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact local authorities.