EUREKA, Nev. — Two volunteers with the pro-life group Crossroads were transported by medical helicopter to Salt Lake City area hospitals from Nevada after they were involved in a vehicle accident on May 31.
The Crossroads group was traveling on Route 50 near Eureka when the accident occurred at 10 a.m., said Jim Nolan, Crossroads president.
"The two injured individuals were treated at the University of Utah Medical Center and Primary Children’s Medical Center," he said. "Both volunteers are recovering from their injuries and have been discharged and sent home to California and Texas."
The group is participating in one of four cross-country walks that left California on May 19 and will reach Washington, D. C. on Aug. 11. They were on their way to Salt Lake City when the accident occurred. The safety vehicle in which they were riding carries water and is used to relieve the teams every five miles.
"The walk is continuing," and other members of the group will be in Salt Lake City this weekend, said Nolan. "We are asking for prayers and support to help the families with medical and travel expenses."
Helen Linton, who is part of the local team that cares for the Crossroads walkers when they come to Salt Lake City, has been involved with the organization for over 10 years. After the accident, she was called by Martha Nolan, Crossroads executive director, to help the injured volunteer who was sent to Primary Children’s Medical Center, Linton said.
"Pro-life is more than just praying for the unborn, it is every piece of life," Linton said. "These two girls have been a pro-life witness in the hospital to so many people."
For information about Crossroads, call 1-800-353-8817 or visit www.crossroadswalk.org.