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.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
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Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:44:51 GMT
By ED WHITE, Associated Press A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. People and organizationsMore >
A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. More >
Friday, May 17 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:16:13 GMT
The Powerball jackpot is growing into record territory. No one matched Wednesday night's numbers and as of Thursday evening the jackpot stands at $550 million. The jackpot can be paid out as an annuityMore >
The Powerball jackpot has crossed into record territory as Saturday's jackpot now stands at $600 million.
Friday, May 17 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:26:14 GMT
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying itMore >
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto, Ann Arbor and Saginaw.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:50:19 GMT
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities. Saginaw Police said 21-year-old Derell Martin is accused of shooting Don'Dre Martin. The 19-year-old was gunned down whileMore >
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:08 GMT
After proudly serving his country in two wars, an 86-year-old veteran is repaid by being attacked in his own home and held at gunpoint. And while robbers took off with some of the man's belongings, hisMore >
A man used to combat and decorated with a Purple Heart during the Korean War was thrown to the ground in his own home as thieves made off with TVs, guns and his ride.More >