JAY — A Fayette woman was injured Friday morning after her Jeep got onto the soft shoulder of Route 133, went over an embankment and rolled over, Jay police officer Nicholas Gulliver said.
Wendy Elliott, 40, was on her way to work in Farmington at about 7:30 a.m. when her Jeep got stuck in the soft shoulder for about 275 feet, he said. She then overcorrected the steering, sending the sport utility vehicle across both lanes, over an embankment and over its top, he said.
Elliott was held in the air sideways by her seat belt as firefighters, emergency medical personnel and police worked to get her out. Jay firefighters had to cut the roof off to get her out, Gulliver said.
Elliott complained of neck and back pain and was taken by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Gulliver said. She was treated and released, hospital spokeswoman Jill Gray said.
“Speed is a factor” in the accident, Gulliver said. He and police Chief Larry White Sr. are continuing an investigation.
“There are more accidents that happen on that straight shot,” said Gerard Jolicoeur, who lives on the road
The accident occurred less than a half-mile from Davis Road and before Bean’s Corner.
“I heard big screeches, and I knew something had happened,” Jolicoeur said.