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Four injured in two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 21

By By Adam Prestridge
Four people were transferred to Atmore Community Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a two-car collision on Hwy. 21 south.
According to Atmore Police Department reports, 27-year-old Miranda Byrd of McDavid was the driver of a 1996 four-door Ford Taurus LX that rear-ended a silver four-door Mercury Sable occupied by three people including driver, Rosetta Lawson, 55, of Atmore at approximately 5:16 p.m.
The accident, which occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Oak Hill Avenue, backed up traffic in both the northbound and southbound lanes for several minutes while rescue personnel loaded the injured passengers into ambulances.
Those injured included Lawson and her 15-year-old and 13-year-old passengers and a four-year-old passenger in Byrd’s vehicle. Atmore Ambulance transported each of the victims to Atmore Community Hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries, according to rescue personnel on the scene.
The police report states that Lawson was in the left lane with her blinker on to turn left onto Oak Hill Avenue when she was struck from behind.
Also responding to the scene were two engines with the Atmore Fire Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
David’s Paint and Body towed both vehicles from the scene.