A motorist was injured in a single-vehicle accident Thursday in Cedartown, apparently after having a stroke while driving.
According to emergency personnel at the scene, the motorist was driving west on East Avenue entering Cedartown. The passenger car left the roadway, driving up on the curb, smashing throgh an electrical pole and continuing down the sidewalk.
The vehicle veered through the parking lot of Gladden's Services, a home appliance sales and repair business. The vehicle ran over the business' sign and came to an abrupt stop upon hitting a fire hydrant, at the intersection of East Avenue and Collard Valley Road.
The motorist, a woman, was unconscious and was removed from the vehicle and placed in an ambulance for transport to a hospital. According to witnesses at the scene, it appeared that the motorist may have had a seizure while driving.
Further details about the accident were not immediately available.
The primary responding agencies were the Cedartown Fire Department, Cedartown Police Department and the county ambulance service from Redmond Regional Medical Center.
In addition, city maintenance personnel were called in to assist with shutting off the water gushing from the damaged fire hydrant. A Georgia Power Co. crew arrived to reroute power and repair the downed power lines and the pole.