Woman runs stop sign in foggy conditions, gets hit broadside

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LAPEER COUNTY (WJRT) (9/11/2018) - An Ubly woman suffered life-threatening injures after police say she ran a stop sign in foggy conditions Tuesday morning.

Around 7 a.m., the 53-year-old was driving a Ford Escape west on Barnes Road when she ran the stop sign at Jefferson Road in Lapeer County's Burlington Township, according to the sheriff's office.

The Ubly woman drove into the path of a Chevrolet Trailblazer heading south on Jefferson Road. The 45-year-old Clifford woman in the Trailblazer was unable to avoid a collision and hit the driver's side.

The Escape rolled onto its roof in a field after the crash. The 53-year-old was pinned inside until a Lapeer County sheriff's deputy and the Burlington Township Fire Department extricated her.

She was taken to McLaren Lapeer Region hospital, where she was admitted with life-threatening injuries. The woman in the Trailblazer declined medical treatment at the scene.

Investigators from the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office believe dense fog caused the Ubly woman to miss the stop sign. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 810-656-1015.

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