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Woman seriously injured after car hits power pole in south Forsyth

A Jasper woman was seriously injured Thursday morning after her car hit a power pole on Campground Road in south Forsyth.

Around 10 a.m. June 22, the 65-year-old woman was driving west on Campground Road by Dickerson Road when she lost control of her 1993 Toyota Camry while negotiating a curve, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“She entered a curve and when she completed her curve, she lost control of the Camry,” Rainwater said. “She tried to gain control of the vehicle but couldn’t and slid off the right side of the roadway and hit the power pole.

“She will be OK but had some very serious injuries and was transported to North Fulton Hospital.”

In addition to the sheriff’s office and the department’s traffic specialist unit, or TSU, responding, Forsyth County Fire Department personnel also helped with the accident, said Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.

He said the woman struck the pole on the driver’s side of the car, just behind the driver’s seat, which caused her to be “heavily entrapped and required about a 20 minutes extrication to get her removed.”

Campground Road was closed for about an hour and a half Thursday so emergency personnel could work the wreck.

Due to the nature of her injuries, TSU is currently investigating the crash, Rainwater said. The unit is usually only called out for serious or fatal accidents.

Though the investigation is ongoing, Rainwater said the woman will likely be charged.

“It was raining but we believe, from the investigation so far, that she was going too fast for conditions,” Rainwater said. “It was a wet roadway and speed was [likely] a factor, and we will charge her, if she hasn’t been already.”