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Diabetic woman runs over utility pole in Lee county

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

LEE COUNTY,  GA (WALB) – An Albany woman lost control of her vehicle and took out a utility pole before crashing in a ditch on US 19 in Lee county around 7 Tuesday morning.

Witnesses say 67-year-old Lillian Maxie was headed north on 19 in a Toyota Camry when she lost control and started swerving across both northbound lanes of traffic. Then, she ran off the road, completely wiped out a wooden utility pole and finally came to a stop in a ditch just south of the Lee Crossing Shopping Center.

Chuck McNeil was driving behind her and saw everything.

"It scared me for a minute but I got up here and...I'd want somebody to help me. So I got out to see if she was alright. The door was locked we couldn't get the door open so we sort of coached her a little bit until the paramedics got here and let them do their deal," he said.

Maxie wasn't seriously hurt. She was wearing her seat belt. The Sheriff says Maxie is diabetic and her blood sugar level was dangerously low, causing her to crash.

The crash did cause some traffic delays though as people made their morning commutes to work and school.

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