Van hits Cash Express in Cedartown

A medical incident caused the driver of this van to drift out of northbound lanes on North Main Street around noon on Monday, Feb. 12, and strike the front porch of Cash Express. (Kevin Myrick/SJ)

The driver of a van was transported to the hospital for treatment of an underlying condition that caused a crash into a local business around lunchtime. 

According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, the driver of the van "had some kind of medical event" at the wheel traveling near the intersection of North Main Street and East Avenue around noon when they drifted from the northbound lane, through a gas station parking lot and into a pillar supporting the front porch of Cash Express at 113 N. Main St.

Newsome said no one was hurt during the crash, and no other vehicles were involved. Cedartown Police, Cedartown Fire and Redmond EMS personnel filled the gas station parking lot for at least an hour during the cleanup following the wreck. 

The only damage to Cash Express was the pillar struck on the left corner of the porch.