Afternoon collision sends pregnant woman into labor

A woman went into labor after a Friday afternoon accident caused her water to break, 1045 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 05, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City woman was transported to Cedar City Hospital Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision caused her water to break, sending her into labor.

A woman went into labor after a Friday afternoon accident caused her water to break, 1045 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 05, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News
A woman went into labor after a Friday afternoon accident caused her water to break, 1045 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 05, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Cedar City Police and Gold Cross Ambulance were dispatched to 1045 N. Main Street near Family Dollar at 1:54 p.m. Friday afternoon to respond to a 2-car accident that was blocking the intersection.

A pregnant woman in her 8th month was driving a Hyundai Accent north on Main Street in Cedar City and made a left turn onto 1045 North too early, Cedar City Police Officer Zac Banz said. The Hyundai was struck by a woman driving a Chevy Tahoe traveling south on Main Street.

The woman driving the Tahoe was traveling straight through the intersection, he said, and was unable to avoid the collision.  

A woman went into labor after a Friday afternoon accident caused her water to break, 1045 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 05, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News
A woman went into labor after a Friday afternoon accident caused her water to break, 1045 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 05, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

The impact from the Tahoe caused the Accent to spin around in the intersection and stop just in front of A-1 Auto Glass, Banz said.

The pregnant woman’s water broke immediately, he said, sending her into preterm labor. Gold Cross Ambulance transported her to Cedar City Hospital to deliver.

The woman driving the Accent was pretty shaken up, Banz said, but other than being in labor she is okay.

There were no injuries to the driver of the Tahoe, though she did say she was concerned about the pregnant driver in the other car.

The Tahoe sustained significant damage, but the owner of the vehicle was able to drive it away from the accident. She was taking it to a body shop nearby, she said.  

The entire rear passenger side of the Accent was badly damaged requiring the vehicle to be towed from the scene.

Cedar City Police and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the incident.

No citations were issued.

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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