Rollover in Colorado City results in 2 women, baby taken to hospital

A single-car accident on state Route 389 in Arizona resulted in two women and a baby, all of the car's occupants, being transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George Saturday. Near Colorado City, Arizona, May 7, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Cody Jessop, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A noontime rollover on state Route 389 in Arizona resulted in all three occupants of the passenger car, two women and a baby, being transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George Saturday.

Responders from Hildale-Colorado City Fire Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety attend to a single-car rollover off state Route 389 in Arizona. Near Colorado City, Arizona, May 7, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Cody Jessop, St. George News
Responders from Hildale/Colorado City Fire Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety attend to a single-car rollover off state Route 389 in Arizona. Near Colorado City, Arizona, May 7, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Cody Jessop, St. George News

The two women, from the Page, Arizona, area, were able to get out of the car with the baby, Hildale/Colorado City Fire Chief Kevin Barlow said. No emergency extraction was required. They had been wearing seat belts and side airbags deployed.

Hildale/Colorado City Fire Department ambulances transported the three to the hospital.

Barlow said the stretch of road the women were driving can be treacherous, especially when there is hail on the road, which was the condition at the time of the incident Saturday morning. The driver of the car was unable to arrest a slide, he said, and the car rolled off the side of the highway.

“It’s quite amazing, very prone to accidents right there,” Barlow said of the road.

The terrain the particular section of road passes through lies between two hills, creating a blind spot. It was necessary to put traffic control in place at both ends, the fire chief said, until the scene was stabilized.

The Fire Department’s response included a fire engine, a heavy rescue vehicle, two ambulances, two paramedic rescue vehicles and approximately 12-15 personnel, Barlow said. Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol Division also responded. 

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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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