CORRECTION: Croft has been taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, not Northside Hospital-Cherokee, where Clanton was taken.
Two people were injured in a three-car accident that involved a Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services fire truck in Canton on Thursday afternoon, authorities say.
According to a Cherokee Sheriff's Office press release, Shayla Croft, 20, of Canton was stopped on westbound Hickory Flat Highway while attempting to turn left on to Newton Fowler Lane at roughly 12:11 p.m. The initial investigation indicates that Ronald Clanton, 36, of Canton was also traveling on westbound Hickory Flat Highway and rear-ended Croft's Honda Accord.
The collision caused Croft's vehicle to travel into the opposing lane of traffic, where it was struck by the fire truck. No firefighters were injured in the collision.
Both Croft and Clanton have been taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee; Croft was lifeflighted to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Clanton's injuries are non-life threatening.
No charges have been filed in the accident.