Two injured in Tuesday evening crash near Canoe

Published 9:39 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2006

By By Janet Little Cooper
A tractor pulled into the path of a vehicle on Highway 31 Tuesday evening around 5:20 p.m. leaving the passenger trapped and the sending the driver to the hospital, according to an eye witness.
The vehicles made impact when the tractor pulled onto Hwy. 31 from Chapman Road headed east into the path of the four-door car that was traveling west on Hwy. 31.
A Pensacola resident was traveling east on Hwy. 31 when the accident took place.
"I saw it happen. The boy driving the tractor looked both ways and then he pulled out," Tommy Rodgers said. "He just didn't see them. The lady driving the car tried to swerve to get around him, but she just couldn't make it. The tractor hit on the front passenger side of the car which spun around to the place it is now."
According to Rodgers, the large plates from the front of the tractor were found stuck in the collapsed passenger side door.
"The passenger was in a lot of pain," Rodgers said. " And when I realized that I could move those plates without touching the victim, I did in the hopes of relieving some of the pressure on him. Once the weights were removed, I was able to open the door."
The driver of the Ford Taurus, Virginia Crenshaw, was taken to Atmore Community Hospital by Atmore Ambulance while the Atmore Fire and Rescue Department used the Jaws of Life to free her husband, Winston Crenshaw from the wreckage. He was later transported to ACH by ambulance. The couple's toddler, Little Winston was found unharmed in the backseat of the car covered by blankets. The condition of the Crenshaw's was not known at press time.
Atmore Police Department, Atmore Fire and Rescue Department, Atmore Ambulance, the Escambia County Sheriffs Department and the Alabama State Troopers were all at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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