Driver hurt when SUV slams into Clayton County home

A woman was injured early Tuesday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving ran off a Clayton County road and plowed into a house.
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A woman was injured early Tuesday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving ran off a Clayton County road and plowed into a house.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A woman was injured early Tuesday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving ran off a Clayton County road and plowed into a house.

Clayton County police Lt. Kyle Stevens said the woman was northbound on Kendrick Road near Tudor Drive when the car left the roadway in a curve, “traveled across several lawns and struck a house.”

The woman, whose name has not been released, had to be extricated from her vehicle by firefighters and was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital for treatment.

The occupants of the house were not injured, but the impact damaged the home’s foundation and left a gaping hole in the brick side of the house.

Stevens did not know the woman’s condition, but said she was alert and conscious when she left the scene.

The incident was at least the second in five days in which a metro Atlanta motorist left the roadway and struck a building.

Early Friday, a man lost control of his car and slammed through the front of a pharmacy at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge Road in northeast Atlanta.