Sunday, May 12 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-05-12 13:33:28 GMT
(WMC-TV) - 28-year-old Michael Owens is learning how to walk again, after a tragic accident took both his legs. We showed you his father's home -- and what needed to be done to prepare for his arrival. SinceMore >
This morning, volunteers from MLGW and MIFA helped build and install a wooden ramp for Michael's wheelchair.More >
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A man is recovering at The MED in satisfactory condition after both his legs were severed while fixing a flat in the Southwind area Wednesday night.
Michael Owens, 38, was fixing a tire going westbound on Winchester Road.
Owens called for help from a friend. When the friend arrived, he parked his vehicle behind Owens with his flashers on.
A short time later a Ford F -150 made full impact with the rear of the second vehicle which drove it into the Camry while Owens was standing at the trunk.
The impact severed his legs and pinned him under the vehicle. He was then airlifted to the Med in extremely critical condition.
The accident scene is a reminder for drivers to watch out on the road, and pull over to avoid a crash.
Mike Steele with Grimes Tires said the best thing you can do is get out of the car through the passenger side door, and call for help.
He said if you have to get out of the car and change the tire, make sure you take a look at your rear and side view mirrors before you get out. Once you've gotten out of the car, walk to the front and away from traffic, and make sure it is clear before you even take a look at the tire.
Either way, he said slow down and give plenty of space.
"Anything you can do to bring attention to you being on the side of the road," said Steele.
Investigators said speed was not a factor in the crash, but they are still investigating.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:58:02 GMT
Shooting in Home Depot parking lot
One man is dead after an online deal went bad in the parking lot of an Arizona Home Depot, police said. The man approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had postedMore >
The victim approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had posted online, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:19:23 GMT
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus. The move comes in the wake of a series of well-publicized incidents where one member,More >
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:55:16 GMT
Tempe police need help identifying the woman in the sketch. (Source: Tempe Police)
Authorities in Tempe say the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered in a Tempe neighborhood street early Saturday morning.Tempe Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pooley said the body was discovered nearMore >
Tempe police said the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:21:07 GMT
An Arizona prison inmate is dead from an apparent homicide, state Department of Corrections officials said. John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye. DOC officials stopped short ofMore >
John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye.More >