• 54°

Car flips, 2 hurt

A Friday afternoon accident sent two unidentified females to the hospital after a car overturned, trapping one of them inside.

The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Johnson Road in the Gantt Community.

“From what it looks like, the Mustang ran off the dirt road and overturned,” said an Alabama State Trooper spokesman. “Two people were trapped inside, and one had their arm trapped underneath the vehicle.”

It took a team of law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to lift the car off of the trapped victim’s arm.

Both were transported to Andalusia Regional Hospital for treatment.

Law enforcement officials say the driver was speeding and text messaging when the accident occurred.

Representatives from the Heath and Gantt volunteer fire departments, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Gantt Police Department and the Alabama State Troopers responded to the accident.