Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Negligence at Drug Rehabilitation Center

Parents Matthew and Suzan Holten have sued the drug rehabilitation center, Narconon Arrowhead, for negligence in their daughter’s death. The lawsuit filed alleges the facility did not provide adequate medical care for their daughter, Hillary Holten. Holten died April 11, one of three recent deaths at the facility in Canadian, in southeastern Oklahoma. In the lawsuit, the Holtens said they informed Narconon that their daughter had a condition which limits the adrenal glands' ability to produce enough cortisol, and she needed to take a steroid daily. The lawsuit says the facility informed the Holtens that a registered nurse and a medical director could manage her condition. The Holtens are obviously having a hard time seeing that her condition was managed.

Fatal ATV Accident

Thirty-eight-year-old Jodie Lynn Deck died and 37-year-old, Caleb Ball of Fort Wayne was seriously injured when an all-terrain vehicle overturned in northeastern Indiana. Deck died at the scene of the accident and the passenger was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was listed in fair condition. Indiana Conservation Officer Darren Reed says, “that the ATV Deck was driving apparently rolled over after it went off a county road near a curve and then traveled a short distance along an embankment a few miles east of Columbia City.” “Reed says neither Deck nor Ball were wearing helmets when the ATV crashed. He says the couple lived together in Fort Wayne.”

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hit By Car While Retrieving a Bicycle

While trying to retrieve a bicycle that fell out of her trailer, a 30-year-old woman was hit by a car and left in critical condition. The woman was riding with her husband and children in a vehicle pulling a trailer, when their vehicle hit a bump and one of their bicycles was knocked loose and fell onto the highway. They pulled over and the woman got out to retrieve the bicycle that was in the left lane and that’s when she was hit by a Nissan Sentra. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, road debris causes an average of 500 crashes in the state each year. In June, Royce Munns, 46, of Brigham City was killed when the motorcycle he was riding hit a mattress that had fallen onto I-15. “A mattress or a bike is not worth a human life,” says Highway Patrol Cpl., Todd Johnson.