Man ejected from car in I-15 crash

ST. GEORGE – A Utah man was ejected from his vehicle Monday during a crash on southbound Interstate 15 through Arizona.

Around 5:20 p.m. MST, troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s highway patrol division and others responded to the scene of a damaged black Honda Accord that was in the median just off the southbound lanes. Medics from the Beaver Dam-Littlefield Fire District tended to the driver who had been ejected from the car.

A man was taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained after being ejected from his car during a crash on I-15 at milepost 25 in Mohave County, Ariz., July 2, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The Honda Accord was northbound on I-15 in the area of milepost 25 in Arizona when, for an unknown reason, the car veered to the left, cut across the median and entered the southbound lanes, where it hit a guardrail and bounced back across the roadway and came to a stop in the median, Arizona DPS trooper John Rogers said.

The driver, who hadn’t been wearing a seat belt, suffered a broken arm and possibly other injuries, Rogers said.

The man was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for care. Based on the interaction he had with the driver at the scene, Rogers said the man did not appear to be impaired and was awake and alert.

Once his investigation of the crash scene was complete, Rogers said he’d follow up with the driver at the hospital.

The crash caused traffic to back up to milepost 26 as it merged into one lane to get around the scene. Traffic returned to normal by 6:20 p.m. MST.

The St. George Fire Department also responded to the crash.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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