ATLANTIC CITY — Firefighters rescued a woman trapped under a car Sunday night after she was hit by a alleged drunken driver.

Atlantic City police and firefighters responded to the 800 block of New Hampshire Avenue around 10:52 p.m. where a large crowd had gathered around the woman, who was pinned under a Honda Accord.

The driver of the Honda, Ashley Barksdale, 34, of Atlantic City, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Firefighters from Ladder 1 and Engine 7 were able to free the woman, who was not named, within minutes. She was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, with serious injuries.

Police said Barksdale first struck a parked car before running over the victim. She was released on a summons with a future court date. Additional charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Investigations Section at 609-347-5744 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

— Claire Lowe

Contact: 609-272-7251

Twitter @clairelowe

Staff Writer

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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