ST. GEORGE – Alcohol was allegedly a contributing factor in an incident Wednesday night where a woman was transported to the hospital after rolling her vehicle on Red Hills Parkway in St. George.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., a passenger car was traveling westbound on Red Hills Parkway when the driver lost control of the vehicle, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. The vehicle jumped the median and flipped, landing on its roof in the westbound lanes of Red Hills Parkway.
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The 48-year-old driver was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, while the three other occupants of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries, Triplett said.
“She was able to climb out of the vehicle,” Triplett said. “There were no visible injuries at all on her. She just got transported for precautionary reasons.”
Icy road conditions also played a factor in the severity of the accident, Triplett said. The driver was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane travel, driving faster than speed for road conditions, and failure to obtain a driver’s license, he said.
While she received these charges and remains subject to a judge in these offenses, she was not booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility as she was undergoing medical treatment for hours after the incident, Triplett said.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident and the car was towed from the scene with severe damage, Triplett said. Red Hills Parkway was shutdown in both directions for about 45 minutes. The scene, which was attended to by St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance, was cleaned up within an hour.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact. This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
St. George News Reporter Holly Coombs contributed to this report.
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