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AC Fire Department Rescues Woman Pinned from Underneath Vehicle, One Arrested for DWI

For Immediate Release:  June 22, 2020


On June 21, 2020, a woman suffered serious injuries after being struck and pinned underneath a vehicle.

At 10:52 pm, patrol officers and the Atlantic City Fire Department responded to the 800 block of New Hampshire Avenue for a report of a woman pinned underneath a vehicle.  First responders arrived to find a large crowd and the victim pinned underneath a Honda Accord. 

Firefighters from Ladder 1 and Engine 7 under the command of Battalion Chief Elwood Faunce safely freed the victim within several minutes.  She was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with serious injuries.   

During the investigation, officers learned that the driver of the Honda, Ashley Barksdale, struck a parked car and then ran over the victim.  Barksdale was arrested for driving while intoxicated.


ARRESTED:  Ashley Barksdale, a 34-year-old woman from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Driving while intoxicated.

Barksdale was released on a summons with a future court date. 


Additional charges will be determined at 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.

Alert sent on 06/22/2020 at 10:55AM EDT


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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