Dodging road debris leads to accident on Interstate 15

Avoiding a road hazard led to a local woman ending up off the interstate, St. George, Utah, August 13, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Trying to avoid a road hazard, a Washington County woman lost control of her car Thursday afternoon and ended up in the dirt on the side of Interstate 15.

The accident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m. on southbound I-15, just before the St. George Boulevard exit.

Avoiding a road hazard led to a local woman ending up off the interstate, St. George, Utah, August 13, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Avoiding a road hazard led to a local woman ending up off the interstate, St. George, Utah, August 13, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“It looks like she came from the far left lane,” Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Hintze said. “She said to the first responders that she was trying to miss some tire debris in the road.”

Hintze added that it looked like she slid off the side of the road and barely touched the fence.

The woman was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Hintze said she had a “medical history” and needed to be checked.

The woman’s Mitsubishi sedan sustained some moderate damage in the accident.

Units from the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the accident

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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