Woman ejected from vehicle in critical condition

woman ejected in critical condition
A single-vehicle accident on I15 leaves one in critical condition. | Photo by Jen Watkins, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY – A single-vehicle accident today left one woman in critical condition after she was ejected from the vehicle.

Corporal Todd Johnson said emergency personnel were called at 12:47 p.m. today after a passenger vehicle with two occupants lost control on Interstate 15 at mile marker 24.

Johnson said the car, traveling south, went off the left shoulder and hit a concrete barrier before crossing back into the right lanes and rolling several times. The 63-year-old female passenger was ejected from the vehicle.

The original reports stated the 65-year-old driver might have been pinned in the vehicle, however Johnson said the driver was able to walk around. A helicopter was called in and then later called off for the passenger, who was transported by ambulance in critical condition.

Johnson said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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  • Bonnie Bracken September 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Dear Jen,
    Thank You for this wonderful publication!! I just happened on to it and I think it is just what our area needs! Great photo and article on the accident – and so timely. Thank You.

    • Jen Watkins September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Bonnie, We appreciate your support and hope we will continue to grow and be able to do more in the community.

  • Claire Onnie September 8, 2011 at 5:46 am

    The victim in this accident passed away shortly after. She is a friends mother and I know my friend appreciated the photo. She found the info on your site before even being able to get details from the police. Thanks for that.

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