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Shelbyville man OK after blacking out, turning pickup over on San Augustine Street

A Shelbyville man escaped serious injuries, but a downtown Center businesses wasn't as fortunate when the man reportedly suffered a medical condition, blacked-out, struck a building and overturned his pickup Monday morning.

 

Center Police Officer Bobby Walker tells us he received a dispatched call just before 7 a.m. yesterday that a reckless driver was headed into Center on Hwy. 7 east and had already taken out a mailbox.

 

Officer Walker said as he was enroute, 42-year old Kenneth Furlow was entering the Center square on Cora Street in a GMC single-cab, and as he was pursuing Furlow around the square, he turned onto San Augustine Street, ran onto the sidewalk, and struck the Citizens' Bank Annex building, turning the vehicle onto its side.

 

Officer Walker said the back glass was broken out and Furlow was removed from the pickup with a reported injury to his hand.

 

Upon questioning, Furlow said he had been on medication for an illness, and didn't recall all the events that led to the accident.

 

He was taken by ACE EMS to CHI St. Luke's in San Augustine.

 

Officer Walker said no charges will be filed in the incident.

 

The bank annex, received substantial damage.

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