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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Restraints save lives in crash

Eight-month old child fastened in seat is not injured in collision


September 6, 2018

Joe Thomas

Aftermath of wreck that occured on Monday evening at the intersection of highways 113 and 31

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said seatbelts and a child restraint seat possibly saved the lives of an Atmore couple and their 8-month old daughter when their vehicle collided into the side of an 18-wheeler Monday night in Flomaton.

"Somebody would have been dead, possibly the baby," Stanton said. "They were all wearing seatbelts and the baby was properly restrained in a safety seat in the backseat."

The mother of the child, Ashley McBride, did suffer non-life threatening injuries and was taken by helicopter to a Pensacola hospital. An update on her condidtion was not available as of pr...

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