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Woman Involved in I-15 Accident Moved Out of Surgical ICU

Woman Involved in I-15 Accident Moved Out of Surgical ICU



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Colorado woman critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Utah last week has been transferred out of the surgical intensive care unit at a Salt Lake City hospital.

Twenty-year-old Tara Berendes is now in the Neuro Critical Care unit of the University of Utah Hospital.

She and her husband Joshua were traveling southbound on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City last Tuesday when a car traveling northbound crossed into their lane and hit their SUV. The driver of the car died instantly.

Woman Involved in I-15 Accident Moved Out of Surgical ICU

The couple were married May 22nd in California, and were on their way home to Denver when the crash occurred. Joshua Berendes suffered broken bones and bruises but was released from the hospital.

A fund has been established to help the couple, who had no medical insurance.

Contributions can be sent to:

The Tara Eichinger-Berendes Recovery Fund
Account: 5992771468
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
299 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

or, contributions can be deposited to the fund's name in person at any Wells Fargo Branch Office.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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