ST. GEORGE — A woman was taken to the hospital after crashing into a gutter on Bluff Street in St. George Tuesday afternoon.
The woman, who is in her 60s, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said, told police she blacked out and came to after she had crashed into a concrete barrier over a gutter just north of 400 South on Bluff Street.
She was driving a red Toyota Camry northbound on Bluff at the time of the accident.
The woman told police that she was sleep-deprived from the night before and must have dozed off.
She did not report a history of similar episodes, Williams said.
The woman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Gold Cross Ambulance with injuries to her upper body and knee.
The woman was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, which is probably the reason she was not ejected from the car, Williams said, as the impact was pretty hard.
The Camry had to be towed from the scene due to extensive damage to the front of the car.
Because of the size of the shoulder on that section of road, Williams said, traffic was not held up as a result of the collision.
Police are still investigating the incident to determine whether or not to issue a citation to the woman.
While officers checked the woman for signs of impaired driving, they did not find anything to suggest a DUI, Williams said.
St. George Fire Department also 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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