An Athens woman was struck by a car Wednesday while in a marked crosswalk downtown, Athens-Clarke police said.
Misty Rowe, 28, was crossing College Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. when a car that made a left turn from East Dougherty Street hit her and knocked her to the ground, according to police.
Rowe was slightly injured, police said, but after the collision, she suffered a seizure and was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, police said.
Police didn't know if that seizure and another one at the hospital were related to the collision.
"It was a low-speed impact," Athens-Clarke police Lt. David Coker said.The driver, 81-year-old Willie James of Athens, was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said.
Even if you think you are clear and you have the right of way, always double check for cars. Be careful out there. Our thoughts are with Ms. Rowe and we hope for her speedy recovery.