Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bellevue woman stable after motor-home accident

ISP reports victim jumped from moving vehicle in Pocatello

Express Staff Writer

A 52-year-old Bellevue woman, who Idaho State Police reported jumped from a moving motor home last week in Pocatello, was listed in stable condition Monday in a Pocatello hospital.

Charlene Blomquist was taken to Portneuf Medical Center following the accident at about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The hospital reported that Blomquist was initially in the hospital's intensive care unit but was later moved to a general patient ward.

ISP District 5 reported in a news release that Blomquist was injured when "for unknown reasons" she jumped from a moving white 1994 Jayco motor home that was southbound on Interstate 15 near exit 69 in Pocatello. The motor home was being driven by her husband, David Blomquist, 55, also of Bellevue.

"David noticed her reaching for the door and slowed the motor home down as Charlene jumped out of the vehicle," the news release stated. "David immediately pulled the motor home over to the side of the highway following the accident."

ISP reported that Charlene Blomquist was lying on the ground at the side of the highway when emergency personnel arrived. She was transported to Portneuf Medical Center "with serious injuries," ISP reported.

"All indications are that she just walked out the door," ISP Capt. Eric Dayley said. "There was no evidence of a struggle. I don't know what her emotional state was at the time. As far as investigation goes, unless there's something else that comes to light, I guess it's pretty much done."

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