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Two Victims Airlifted In Single Car Crash After Eluding Piedmont Police In A Stolen Car

6/14/2017 5:30 p.m.


Two female victims of a single-car crash were airlifted to area trauma centers after they attempted to elude Piedmont Police in a stolen car on Wednesday morning.

According to Chief Phillip Winkles with Piedmont Rescue, one patient was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and the other to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The accident occurred just before 10:00 Wednesday morning on Cleburne County Road 94 at 3rd Bridge 3 miles east of Piedmont, the vehicle the two were riding in struck a large dirt pile blocking the closed bridge went airborne and then went down a 30 to 40 foot embankment before landing on its top at the bottom of Terrapin Creek.

Winkles said it took rescue workers well over an hour to extricate both victims from the vehicle.

Piedmont Police Chief Freddie Norton told WEIS Radio News that the 2013 Ford Focus the two were in was stolen out of Weaver.

The Piedmont Police Department is handling the recovery of the stolen vehicle and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is handling the accident investigation. Chief Norton said that criminal charges will be filed against the two.
The Piedmont Police Department, Piedmont Rescue, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene.