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June 2014 Archives

Olympic swimmer severs spine in Arizona accident

Olympic gold medalist and swimmer Any Van Dyken-Rouen suffered a spinal cord injury in an Arizona accident on June 6. The 41-year-old was riding an ATV in front of her husband who was on a motorcycle as the two were coming home after dinner. Her ATV apparently hit a curb and went over an embankment. It was not clear from reports what caused the ATV to go into the curb.

Arizona wrong-way crash ends in brain injury

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is scrambling to come up with a strategy to combat the recent string of wrong-way crashes happening around the Interstate 17 and Loop 202 areas. The fourth crash in two weeks occurred on May 24 near New River around 11 p.m. According to reports, a Jeep was driving the wrong way on Interstate 17 when it crashed head-on into a pickup truck. The Jeep had apparently been going in the wrong direction for approximately three miles before the crash. According to officials, both of the vehicles' front ends were unrecognizable after the crash.