Steamboat Springs A 45-year-old Clark woman escaped with only minor injuries Monday when her sport utility vehicle rolled three times in an accident on County Road 129.
Lucile B. Jones was traveling south on the county road when she swerved to miss a dog in the roadway, said Colorado State Trooper Ryan Parker, who investigated the 10:30 a.m. accident which occurred about eight miles from U.S. 40.
"When she swerved to miss the dog, it caused the vehicle to go into a sideways spin off the road," Parker said. "The vehicle then rolled three times and landed in a field."
Responding to help the woman get out of the gold 1999 Land Rover were the North Routt Fire Department and Steamboat Springs Ambulance.
Jones, who was traveling alone, had to be extricated from the SUV, which landed on its wheels in the field, Parker said. She was wearing a seat belt.
Parker cited Jones with reckless driving.
She was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and treated for bruises and a fractured rib, said Christine McKelvie, a hospital spokeswoman. Jones was released from the hospital later in the day, she said.
Speed was also a factor in the accident. Parker estimated Jones was traveling 69 to 80 mph when the wreck occurred.