Woman injured in Rockaway rollover

Published 11:11 pm Monday, February 28, 2011

Rescue personnel with the Atmore Fire Department work to free the driver of the Cadillac that overturned in a ditch Monday evening on Rockaway Creek Road.|Photo by Adam Prestridge

The white female driver of a Cadillac that overturned in a ditch on Rockaway Creek Road Monday evening walked away after receiving only minor injuries.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, apparently drove her white Cadillac head-on into the embankment of the large ditch rolling it over onto its driver’s side. After about five minutes, firemen with the Atmore Fire Department were able to cut the windshield off the vehicle and free the woman.

Paramedics with Atmore Ambulance treated the driver for minor injuries at the scene of the crash, but later opted to transfer her to Atmore Community Hospital for further evaluation.

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Officers with the Atmore Police Department, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and an Alabama State Trooper assisted at the scene.

It has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor in the crash, but it has not been ruled out. The accident remains under investigation.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Atmore Advance.