A Cedartown man was killed the morning of Dec. 10 in Cartersville when his car was struck head-on by a pickup truck, Bartow County officials said Sunday.
According to Deputy Coroner Brian Irish: Close to 5:30 a.m., Dale Roberson, 46, was driving on Ga. 113 when a Ford F-250 truck collided with his car. Roberson was rushed to Cartersville Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead at 6:23 a.m.
Cartersville police would not comment on the accident, citing it as under investigation.
Another Cedartown man was in stable condition at Atlantas Grady Memorial Hospital Monday morning after he and the horse he was riding were struck by a car in Taylorsville, also on Dec. 10, hospital and Georgia State Patrol officials said.
According to Sgt. Steve Payne with GSPs Cedartown post: Carl Lee Summerville, 30, and Taylorsvilles Jack Dewayne Pope, 28, were riding horses on Church Street close to 6:30 p.m. when they were struck by a 1998 Buick LeSabre near the Bartow County line. The impact injured Summerville and killed both horses. Pope was not seriously injured.
After striking the horses and riders, the Buick swerved off the roadway and ran into a tree. The driver, who was not the vehicles owner, ran away before authorities arrived. Payne asked that anyone with information about the wreck call his office at 770-749-2200.
Also seriously injured over the weekend was Cedartown resident Ricky Lamar Holiday, 741 Sixth Street Road.
According to a Cedartown Police Department accident report, on Dec. 10, Wendy Nicole Eason, of Temple, stated she made a left turn in a Mitsubishi Mirage from the 27 Bypass onto North Main Street and headed south.
At that point, Holiday reportedly ran out on foot in front of Easons vehicle and was struck, a witness on the scene said.
Holiday was taken by an Emory Life Flight helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
Officials at Atlanta Medical Center listed Holiday in critical condition Monday morning.