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