A pregnant woman was sent by an air ambulance to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City after a medical emergency may have caused her to crash her car into a rock wall in Eagle Mountain.

A 24-year-old woman who is 27 weeks pregnant crashed an SUV into a rock wall at 10:15 a.m. Thursday near Inverness Road and Airey Drive in Eagle Mountain, according to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

A witness saw the woman standing outside her car before getting back in, buckling her seatbelt, driving away and crashing moments later, according to the release.

The small SUV had missed a curve, driven across a lawn and crashed into a home’s rock wall.

“The woman may have experienced a medical emergency, as there was no apparent effort to turn or slow down before the impact,” the release reads.

The SUV’s airbags deployed and the woman received serious injuries to her head and pelvis, according to the release. She was taken by ambulance to Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi before being transferred via helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital.

Braley Dodson covers health and education for the Daily Herald.

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