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Woman seriously injured in wreck

A 66-year-old woman was seriously injured in a single-car accident early Monday morning on Highway 183.

Linda Sunter of Duluth was traveling north on Highway 183 when her 2012 Hyundai Veloster left the roadway.

"It traveled onto the west shoulder of the road, cutting across one lane, and the front end of the vehicle struck a culvert," said Georgia State Patrol Spokeswoman Robin Stone. "After impact, the vehicle went airborne and into a creek."

Sunter was airlifted to Grady Hospital with serious head injuries, Stone said.

"We are waiting to hear back from the hospital on her condition, she said. She is still alive, but it's touch-and-go last time we heard."

Neither alcohol nor drugs were factors in the accident, Stone said.

A witness saw the car leave the roadway and assisted the victim.

"It was lucky that someone saw her go off the road, because she wasn't visible from the roadway," said Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield. "A bystander climbed down there and popped open her door."

The cause of the accident is undetermined.