CLEVELAND, TN. (AP) - Longtime Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland is back at work, nearly two months after being injured in a traffic crash.
The accident on May 15th occurred when lightning struck a transformer on a power pole as Rowland and his wife Sandra were driving by. The Rowlands' car collided with one driven by Christopher Murphy, who was treated at the scene.
Mrs. Rowland was soon released from the hospital, but the mayor had to recover from a broken leg, which required surgery.
The Cleveland Daily Banner reported that Tom Rowland made an emotional entrance at the City Council meeting on Monday and thanked many people for their support. Then it was back to business, Rowland announcing the city's population has now topped 40,000.
Information from: Cleveland Daily Banner,
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