SANTA CLARA — A woman was transported to the emergency room with head injuries after her car rolled down an approximately 25-30-foot lava rock embankment, landing right side up at the base of the slope.
At approximately 4:10 p.m. Santa Clara/Ivins Police Department responded to the accident on a stretch of Pioneer Parkway that runs through some lava fields, about 1 mile southeast of Lava Ridge Intermediate School.
The woman was driving a Honda Pilot eastward, Officer Chad Holt said, and it appears that she failed to follow the bend in the road and kept going straight. Police did not suspect any impairment or anything particular contributing to the accident and there were no passengers.
“She proceeded approximately 100 yards off the road,” Holt said, “… and then she went off the embankment.”
The woman was transported to the emergency room at the Dixie Regional Medical Center with lacerations to her head. She also complained of back and rib pain, Holt said, and doesn’t remember much of the accident but afterward was alert and aware of what was going on.
Because of the location of the vehicle at the bottom of the embankment near the Santa Clara River, it took tow trucks quite some time to drag the vehicle out so they could put it on the truck and tow it away.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement responding to the accident and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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