Pregnant woman transported to hospital after collision, rollover

ST. GEORGE — A pregnant woman’s SUV was struck and rolled over Monday morning in the area of 1450 South and 3000 East in St. George.

A Ford Escape sits on its top after being struck by a BMW SUV Monday morning, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2017 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m.

“I arrived on scene and found one vehicle on its top, which was a 2008 Ford Escape,” St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.

The Ford Escape was traveling south on 3000 East and being driven by a woman a “couple months pregnant,” Hale said.

“There was a 2005 BMW SUV which was eastbound on 1450 South waiting at the stop sign to turn left onto 300 South (sic).”

Hale said the driver of the BMW thought the intersection was clear and proceeded to make the turn. The Ford Escape was coming through the intersection and was struck by the BMW.

“The impact caused the Ford Escape to flip and roll on its top,” Hale said.

A BMW SUV sits with a damaged front end after colliding with a Ford Escape Monday, sending the Ford over onto its top, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2017 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

The driver of the Ford Escape was transported to the maternity ward at the 400 East campus of Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Hale said. Her condition was unknown at the time of this report. The BMW driver was uninjured.

Hale said the BMW driver was issued a citation for failure to yield after a stop sign. The Ford Escape was flipped back over and towed from the scene, while the BMW was able to be driven away after investigation.

Southbound traffic on 3000 East was blocked for about 45 minutes, while traffic in the other directions was slowed considerably.

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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