Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes into woman at Gwinnett voting location

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A woman was hit and injured, but police say she is expected to be OK.

A woman was injured Tuesday morning after being hit by a car outside a voting location in Gwinnett County, authorities said.

The incident happened in front of the Nett Church on Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville, officials said. Gwinnett records list the church as a polling location for today's primary election in Georgia.

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Witnesses said the driver had just gotten back into his car after leaving the voting line outside the location, Channel 2 Action News reported. When he began driving, he went over a curb and into voters, the news station reported.

“We don’t know what happened,” Tameika Hampton told the news station. “My friend actually said when she looked at him, he looked like he was going from side to side.”

The driver reportedly had a medical emergency and struck a woman, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn. Witnesses said he also struck the building, leaving car parts behind.

“The lady I was standing with — I don’t know if she panicked or just didn’t run,” Racquel Moore told Channel 2, describing the moment the woman was hit.

The victim has non-life-threatening injuries, Flynn said.

The driver initially left the scene, police confirmed. A witness followed him into a nearby subdivision, Channel 2 reported.

“We didn’t know if he was coming back,” Hampton said. “He could have killed all of us in this line.”

Flynn said police released the driver at the scene. The nature of the medical emergency has not been provided.

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